Transport Community Engagement at COP27

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt   I   6-18 November 2022 

Overview

On 6-18 November 2022, the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt will host the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27), with the aim of accelerating global climate action through emissions reduction, scaled-up adaptation efforts and enhanced flows of appropriate finance, recognising that ‘just transition’ remains a priority for developing countries worldwide. Together with partners in the SLOCAT Task Force on Transport Community Engagement in the UNFCCC, SLOCAT strives to:

  • Enhance the transport community’s engagement with the Egypt COP27 Presidency and Egyptian High-Level Climate Action Champion.
  • Promote critical transport thematic elements, including the scale up of walking, cycling and public transport; freight and global supply chains; and African and Global South transport perspectives within the wider climate change process.
  • Achieve growing credibility, influence and increased cooperation within and beyond the transport community (e.g. urban, renewables, health).
  • Curate broadened electrification discussions within the UK COP26 Presidency’s Zero Emission Vehicles Transition Council, including Global South perspectives.
  • Continue our ongoing service as official Co-Focal Point for the Transport sector in the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action.

Countdown to COP27:

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SLOCAT Activities

To elevate voices from African professionals seeking to tackle transport and mobility challenges with context-adapted and cost-effective solutions. The Series will feature a wide range of local professionals, experts and change makers.

Collectively, these blogs will present a multi-stakeholder space for peers to exchange, learn from one other and explore opportunities for collaboration towards COP27 and beyond.

11 SLOCAT Key Transformations for Sustainable, Low Carbon Land Transport - African Perspectives

In order to reach the 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement and provide equitable access to transport and mobility for all, the urgent transformation of transport is necessary. The 11 SLOCAT Key Transformations for Sustainable, Low Carbon Land Transport articulate the transformations necessary to enable sustainable, low carbon land transport; especially considering the availability of solutions and the urgency with which action must be taken.

For COP27, an African COP, SLOCAT is highlighting African perspectives of these transformations and showcasing case studies from the continent.

Six Actions to Enable Walking, Cycling and Public Transport for People and Planet: A Call to Action by SLOCAT

At COP27 Sharm el Sheikh, governments at all levels, multilateral organisations, international financial institutions and national development banks must act to meaningfully scale up  walking, cycling and public transport systems, particularly in the Global South.

The SLOCAT Partnership calls on these stakeholders to enable walking, cycling and public transport solutions as core elements of their climate action for transport by specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-based action in six areas. 

The NDCs Hall of Fame by SLOCAT

The NDCs Hall of Fame by SLOCAT puts the spotlight on the major transport strengths and issues in the second generation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) submitted so far by countries in the framework of the Paris Agreement.

Actions to Reduce Emissions and Boost the Resilience of Freight Transport and Global Supply Chains: SLOCAT Guidelines for NDCs

To secure their place in the future net zero economy, countries can use their NDCs to set their freight transport and logistics systems on track to become net zero and resilient. Some key elements of a NDC that enables impactful action on decarbonisation and resilience of freight transport and global supply chains include:

  • A NDC that enables action on transport includes a transport-related GHG mitigation target in addition to the common economy-wide emissions mitigation target.
  • NDCs should include mitigation actions for freight transport structured by the Avoid-Shift-Improve framework.

Transport at COP27

In preparation for COP27, SLOCAT will compile and list transport-focused events, as well as other events organised by the transport community and the COP27 Presidency as we become aware of them. To include your event in this compilation, kindly contact Tokam Cabrel and Ambika Sairam.

For more information on COP27 logistics and programme and details on SLOCAT activities, visit this Trello Board (TBA).

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