Transport Day 2018
PPMC has organized a Transport Day with the main theme Urban Mobility Solutions to Tackle Climate Change during COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
Date: Thursday, 6 December
Venue: The Transport Day will take place at “Miejski Dom Kultury”, ul. Markiefki 44a, 40-213 Katowice. It is located about 10-15 min. walk from the COP24 congress centre (“Międzynarodowe Centrum Kongresowe”).
The Transport Day consists of a full-day programme with various plenary and breakout sessions. It is followed by a cocktail reception in the evening. Please register here on the POLIS website for the event and evening reception.
Transport is currently responsible for about one fifth of the global CO2 emissions and nearly a third of transport-related CO2 emissions originate from urban passenger transport. Transport also contributes with at least half to the air pollution in cities, seriously affecting the health of its inhabitants. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change fully recognises the importance of non-State actors in implementing the agreement. City-level activities in the transport sector are becoming increasingly important, especially due to the multiple benefits of urban mobility action, reducing CO2 while at the same time improving air quality, tackling congestion, quality of life, traffic safety and improving public health.
After a one-year break, we are very pleased to bring back Transport Day at COP24. This year’s Transport Day will highlight the strong role of cities in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality by implementing measures in the transport sector. It will showcase best practice examples from around the globe, with a range of presentation from various EU cities involved in the European Commission-funded CIVITAS Initiative. CIVITAS brings over 15 years of testing integrated packages of policies and measures to address transport, energy and environmental objectives. Importantly, the event will address how national governments can support the potential of cities through framing activities for successful sustainable urban mobility action (e.g. national legislation, common planning tools, empowering cities, funding to cities). Ultimately the event should lead to the improved treatment of urban mobility in the Nationally Determined Contributions being developed by States in 2019 and submitted to the UNFCCC in 2020.
Over the last years the transport sector already has made considerable progress in mobilizing action amongst non-state actors on transport and climate change, especially through the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC). PPMC is a joint initiative of the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), the largest multi-stakeholder partnership on sustainable transport and Movin’On by Michelin. The PPMC, created in 2015 prior to COP21 has helped in developing the knowledge base on transport and climate change, mobilize unprecedented action by non-state actors through the mobilization of initially 15, now 22 major initiatives on transport and climate change. PPMC brings extensive knowledge and vision to decarbonizing transport through the development of a Global Macro-Roadmap: An Actionable Vision for Transport Decarbonization.
This Transport Day is jointly organized by the European Commission’s CIVITAS Initiative, SLoCaT on behalf of the PPMC, and is hosted and supported by the City of Katowice.
You can find the updated agenda here.