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.
Measuring CO2 in transport projects and programs is essential to driving further action on transport and climate change, through quantification of the potential contribution of low carbon transport infrastructure and services in comparison to more carbon-intensive investments. Since it can be difficult to quantify positive impacts from complex transport systems in comparison to fixed energy infrastructure, the sustainable transport sector has traditionally received less attention than other sectors from sources of climate finance.
SLoCaT´s Senior Advisor Mark Major presenting to the UNCECE´s Inland Transport Committee´s 79th session on 22nd February 2017
Summary for Decision Makers from the first regional assessment of short-lived climate pollutants in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. Through this assessment, policy makers and implementers will be able to better quantify and understand the relevant emissions in the region; identify which measures are most important for delivering near-term climate and air pollution benefits; and estimate the reductions in regional air pollutants that could be achieved by implementing these measures, with associated health and crop-yield benefits for the LAC region.
The Executive Secretary of the United National’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Cristiana Figueres, has called to reunite the transport sector worldwide in the push towards climate neutrality and connect the patchwork of policies we can expect from at least 189 different national climate action plans designed for different national circumstances.
Shanghai, May 16th 2016
The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) conducted an analysis on the Zero Draft of the New Urban Agenda (NUA)- the expected outcome document of the Habitat III Conference- from the perspective of sustainable transport.
The International Maritime Organization is set to consider an emissions target in April, says newly appointed head Kitack Lim
The SLoCaT Partnership observed the negotiations in COP21 and published daily reports to report on the negotiations from a Transport perspective. We have now completed our initial assessment of the Paris Agreement and the associated COP21 decision. A more complete and definite report will be issued early 2016.