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COP 20

1 December 2014 @ 12:00 am

COP 20 will take place between 1-12 December in Peru, Lima. We believe it is important for the transport community to continue promoting a more active role for transport in UNFCCC.  For the promotion, we plan to utilize different mechanisms such as organizing  side events on sustainable, low carbon transport and booths at the exhibition center. In addition, following the success of last year, the SLoCaT Partnership together with Bridging the Gap Initiative is organizing Transport Day 2014 on Sunday December 7th.

We also plan to have a more active tracking of key parts of the negotiations in COP 20 and report on these through the websites of BtG Initiative and the SLoCaT Partnership. The scope of this coverage will be determined by the availability of funding but is expected to include: mitigation pledges; financing; NAMAs and MRV; capacity building, and technology transfer.  The BtG Initiative and the SLoCaT Partnership will seek the support from its members and other volunteers attending COP 20 to make this reporting a reality. 

To emphasize the pro-active nature of Transport Day 2014 it is proposed that the outreach activities prior to the event on 7 December itself will focus on mobilizing additional support for the Transport Initiatives that will be presented at Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Climate Summit on 23 September in New York. It is currently planned that there will be 6 transport related initiatives divided over 4 impact areas; transportation, cities, energy efficiency and short-lived climate pollutants. See http://www.slocat.net/climatesummit for details. 

This outreach effort will build on the 2013 efforts resulting in the Warsaw Statement on Low Carbon Transport and Sustainable Development. A stronger effort is planned for this year to involve national and local (city) governments.

If you are interested in organizing a transport focused event or request more information please contact Cornie Huizenga at cornie.huizenga[at]slocatpartnership.org or Heather Allen at hallen[at]trl.co.uk


1 December 2014
12:00 am
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