The One Planet Summit, organised by the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, the President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, concluded that decarbonisation of all modes of transport by 2050, in line with the well below 2 Degree Target set by the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change is possible but will require action now to enable a comprehensive transformation of this key sector in the decades to come.
A High-Level Roundtable on “Rural Transformation: Climate Resilient and Low Emission Food Systems” was held on November 14, 2017 in Bonn, Germany during COP23.
The 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was convened in Bonn, Germany in November 2017 to build upon the pledge of action established at COP22 Marrakech, and to emphasize the need for rapid progress toward a 1.5-degree Celsius scenario, the goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The Second Synthesis Report of Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) (2017) was released by the Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) and the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) under the United Nations.
The key messages were developed through consultative processes, including a comprehensive survey and a consultative meeting, with a broad range of stakeholders that include business sector, civil society, development community and public sector. The 6 key messages are:
October 19, 2017—The transport sector is not on track towards achieving sustainable mobility, according to the Global Mobility Report launched today.
The Global Mobility Report is the first ever assessment of the transport sector. It was produced by the Sustainable Mobility for All initiative (SuM4All)—a worldwide consortium of over 50 leading organizations in the transport sector.