The PPMC is an open and inclusive platform that actively invites all organizations and initiatives that support effective action on transport and climate change to join in the process. The PPMC is created to strengthen the voice of the sustainable transport community in the UNFCCC process, especially with a view to the upcoming Conference of Parties (COP21) in December 2015 in Paris. COP21 is expected to result in a new global agreement on climate change, which will shape climate policy in the years to come at a global, regional and national level. By bringing together different actors and stakeholders in the sustainable transport community it will be possible for the transport sector to have its voice heard and speak with one voice on the important contribution that sustainable mobility can make to the mitigation of, and adaptation to climate change.
The PPMC contributes to realizing a Global Agreement on Climate Change that empowers transport sector to take action on climate change. The realization of this objective requires an active engagement of the PPMC before, during and after COP21. It will be equally important to advocate for an agreement that incentivizes the transport sector as well as work with the transport and climate community on the implementation of a new global agreement on climate change at the global, regional, national and local levels.
Who is Part of the PPMC?
The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) and Michelin Challenge Bibendum (MCB) have taken the initiative for the PPMC. Together they bring together over 150 organizations working on sustainable mobility representing multi- and bilateral development organizations, financing institutions, civil society and foundations, academe and the business sector. The PPMC is an open and inclusive platform that actively invites all organizations and initiatives that support effective action on transport and climate change to join in the process.
Components of PPMC
The PPMC will develop a set of common messages on mobility and climate to inform the discussions on transport in COP21.
PPMC partners and other interested groups will develop a series of knowledge products and disseminate these to stakeholders in the global agreement on climate change.
To ensure that PPMC recommendations fully reflect the views of the transport and climate change community a series of national and regional dialogues will be conducted in the second half of 2015, prior to COP21. This will give a voice to those stakeholders that are not participating in COP21.
The PPMC will take the lead in organizing a series of official and unofficial side events on sustainable mobility and climate change during COP21. This includes Transport Day 2015 on December 6th.
Linkage to other Transport Initiatives
The PPMC supports other initiatives on transport and climate change. This includes the commitments on transport made at Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Climate Summit in September 2014 as well as other emerging initiatives that have come up since then. It will, where appropriate, provide support to the Lima-Paris Action Agenda, which was created to provide a follow up to the outcomes of the Secretary General’s Climate Summit, especially in the context of COP21.
For detailed information on the PPMC, please see the dedicated website here.