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.
Paris, 3 December 2015 – Recognizing that transportation has the highest growth of CO2 emissions of any industrial sector, transport representatives present 10 initiatives at COP21 in Paris today that will reduce emissions and build more sustainable transport systems.With energy-related CO2 emissions set to jump from one quarter of total energy-related emissions today to one-third by 2050, many are looking at significant changes they can make in transport to help join
“Sustainable Transport matters when it comes to improving people’s lives”. This together with: “The transport sector is taking important action to address the two key global policy processes of 2015: sustainable development and climate change” are major findings of the 2015 SLoCaT Transport Commitments Report.
2015 is a key year in developing a global agreement on climate change. Ambitious action on transport is essential to successfully implement the agreement to be reached on climate change in Paris, France in December 2015.
At the Rail Forum Europe dinner held in Brussels on the 14th of September; 80 participants, including MEPs, representatives of the European Commission and Member States and rail stakeholders gathered to discuss railways role in sustainable transport.
The European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism recently sent an opinion to the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety entitled “Towards a new international climate agreement in Paris”.
The Mayor of Paris has announced the campaign, “Une Journée Sans Voiture” – “A Day Without Car,” to stop traffic in the city on September 27th as an action to tackle pollution and climate change.
The campaign serves as a significant example to respond to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s call to “reshape the world’s transport systems for a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future.”
‘The 2015 New Climate Economy Report’, published by The New Climate Economy, identifies ten key areas of opportunity for stronger climate action which will also bring significant economic benefits. Transport is listed under two of the ten key areas to facilitate a low carbon, sustainable economic growth.