Transport Day 2013
Transport Day 2013 took place on 17 November 2013, in Warsaw, Poland, alongside the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The full-day event that brought together more than 200 experts, civil society representatives, multilateral development banks and international organizations was co-organized by the Bridging the Gap initiative (BtG) and the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT). The motto of Transport Day 2013 was "Rethink Transport and Climate Change. Transport Day 2013 was supported by 17 organizations from the civil society, business world and multilateral development banks.
Transport Day 2013 concluded with the adoption of the ‘Warsaw Statement on Low Carbon Transport and Sustainable Development’, which by 6 December was endorsed by 450 individuals and 145 organizations. The Warsaw Statement calls on the Parties to UNFCCC to strengthen the integration of sustainable, low carbon transport in the UNFCCC process, especially the new global agreement on climate change. On November 20th, The Warsaw Statement was handed over to the UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres by representatives of the SLoCaT Partnership.
The Warsaw Statement will be open for endorsements until September 2014 when it will be presented at the Climate Summit organized by the United Nations Secretary General in New York, United States. Please express your support for the Warsaw Statement by clicking https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/warsaw-declaration.
Transport Day 2013 brought together 50 speakers and panelists in 2 substantive plenary meetings and 8 break-out sessions. A detailed overview of theTransport Day Program and presentations from the meeting is available here. The breakout sessions were focused on the following themes;
- Mitigation potential of transport sector
- Policy making on sustainable, low carbon transport in the developing world
- Ensuring effective transport NAMAs
- Integrating adaptation in transport policies
- Financing of sustainable, low carbon transport
An overview of recommendations from the breakout sessions can be downloaded here.