PPMC releases updated draft COP23 Planning Note

The Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC), a joint initiative of the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) and Michelin Challenge Bibendum (MCB), has updated its COP 23 Planning Note

The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be organized by Fiji and hosted at the headquarters of the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany. COP 23 is a key opportunity for the PPMC to give greater visibility to transport within the UNFCCC and other global processes on climate change.

PPMC activities in 2017 communicate the contribution of the Transport Sector towards delivering mitigation and adaptation objectives of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and contribute to the following objectives:

  • Highlight the mitigation potential of Transport sector, in line with well below 2 Degree Target, documented, as documented amongst others in the Global Macro Roadmap, disseminated to key stakeholders and results in a dedicated Transport sector perspective in the UNFCCC Facilitative Dialogue;
  • Action on Adaptation to Climate Change in Transport sector and its role in increasing resilience accelerated through increased awareness on the topic and consensus building on what constitutes effective action, including synergistic approaches that combine adaptation with mitigation,
  • Increase synergy between the transport work in the climate process and delivery of the SDG´s, New Urban Agenda and other Global Agendas on sustainable development with relevance for transport in a manner that helps to realize the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda motto: “Leave no one Behind”;
  • Building alliances with key sectors. Transport has a lead role to play in addressing climate change but it can’t succeed on its own. In 2017 PPMC priorities are to work with the Energy community as well as the Urban, Agriculture and Oceans communities;
  • Strengthening of leadership on climate action in the Transport sector through the successful launch of the Transport Decarbonization Alliance (TDA), a political leadership forum on Decarbonization of Transport, and making a start in raising ambition levels of action on Transport and Climate Change in UNFCCC and related processes.

In its planning of its engagement in transport events at COP23 the PPMC will be guided to a large extent by the 8 components of the Global Macro Roadmap as well as associated SDGs. In its climate oriented activities PPMC will ensure that activities, messages and outreach on transport and COP23 clearly acknowledge that effective climate action is taking place in the context of sustainable development.

As in the case of previous COPs the PPMC is taking the initiative in organizing a wide range of transport events during COP23. Transport events at COP23 will be bundled under “Transport Days @COP23”. A new element in PPMC’s activities at COP23 will be the daily talk shows that will be live-streamed to keep those people who are not able to attend COP fully informed on the event and its relevance for Transport.

For more information, please contact  Cornie Huizenga ( cornie.huizenga@slocatpartnership.org), Talya Enriquez Romano (talya.enriquezromano@slocatpartnership.org) and Claire Bernard (claire-marie.bernard@michelin.com)