19 October 2015

SLoCaT Preliminary Analysis of INDCs Sees Potential for Ambitious Action on Climate Change in the Transport Sector

Intended Nationally-Determined Contributions (INDCs) represent a unique opportunity to increase bold mitigation and adaptation measures in transport and other sectors, as for the first time, countries are communicating their intended actions to reduce emissions and increase resilience on sectoral scales in the context of the UNFCCC system. 

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8 October 2015

Air Pollution Plummets during Car-Free Day in Paris

Vehicle ban for 30% of roads in Paris on the 27th of September plummets both air and noise pollution.

On September 27th, 2015, Paris has launched its first Car-Free Day to ban vehicles from 30% of its roads in the city. The minor reduction in traffic has successfully to cut air and noise pollution significantly.

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28 September 2015

Contribution of Transport Commitments to Global Goals on Sustainable Development: The 2015 SLoCaT Transport Commitments Report

“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.

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28 September 2015

Launch 80 Days Campaign on Climate Action in Transport

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.

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17 September 2015

“UN COP21 climate change conference: rail is a key part of the solution”

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.

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9 September 2015

Michelin CEO Calls for Support to the Lima Paris Action Agenda Process to Foster Sustainable Transport

The President and Chief Executive Officer of Michelin, Jean-Dominique Senard, delivered a speech at the Convergences World Forum 2015 to highlight the role of the Lima Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) in enhancing innovation and cooperation for various stakeholders in sustainable transport.

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26 August 2015

Paris to Stop Traffic for A Day to Tackle Climate Change

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.”

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4 August 2015

SLoCaT Partnership Comments on Habitat III Issue Papers

In October 2016, Habitat III will set the agenda for urban development over the next decade, and scaling up sustainable transport infrastructure and services within the world’s cities will be a critical component in the sustainable urban development process.

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3 August 2015

New Climate Economy Report (2015) Showcases the Role of Transport Sector in Achieving Low Carbon Economic Growth

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.

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24 July 2015

SLoCaT Summary on the Third International Conference on Financing for Development

The Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) was held from 13-16 July 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  FfD3 followed on the first international conference on FfD in 2002, which yielded the Monterrey Consensus, and the second international FfD conference in 2008, which produced the Doha Declaration.  

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