Climate Strategies for Transport: An Analysis of Nationally Determined Contributions and Long-Term Strategies

This report analyses trends in the transport decarbonisation ambition, targets and actions in the climate strategies submitted by countries in the framework of the Paris Agreement. Specifically, the analysis focuses on Long-Term Strategies (LTS) starting from 2016 and on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) starting from 2019. On the basis of the analysis, the report seeks to establish to what extent climate action in transport by countries is on track to deliver on the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming below 1.5 °C. The report also identifies gaps and shortcomings in the transport dimension of these national climate strategies; while providing recommendations on how to enhance it.

Read the report ‘Climate Strategies for Transport: An analysis of Nationally Determined Contributions and Long-Term Strategies’ here.

You can find an executive summary of the report here.

The current analysis covers long-term strategies and newly submitted NDCs until 12 October 2021. A significant number of new documents has been submitted to the UNFCCC since then. In addition, a major outcome of COP26 is that Parties to the UNFCCC are requested to update their pledges by the end of 2022. This analysis of the climate strategies will be consequently updated in due course and any NDCs eventually submitted in 2022 will be included as they become available.

This report and the executive summary are authored by the SLOCAT Secretariat with inputs from GIZ. The information featured in this analysis is based on data in the Tracker of Climate Strategies for Transport, a database on ambition, targets and policies in NDCs and LTS of the Paris Agreement, jointly developed by the Advancing Transport Climate Strategies in Rapidly Motorising Countries (TraCS) project by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and SLOCAT Secretariat. Along with this tracker, GIZ has summarised the key insights from the LTS and second-generation NDCs  here.

Read here about the Ten Recommendations to raise ambition for transport in NDCs by the SLOCAT Partnership providing additional context on transport actions related to climate goals.