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.
“This summary, shows how the strong deployment of policies within renewable energy, energy efficiency, transport, land use, carbon capture, use and storage and non-CO2 gases dramatically reduces greenhouse gas emissions at the same time as advancing goals in no less than 15 other areas, including citizens’ quality of life, health and work, lower government spending and higher tax revenues, better energy security and delivery and improved private sector profits”.
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.
In preparation of COP 21, countries have agreed to publicly outline their post-2020 climate action plans, known as their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs).
17 April 2015: A communiqué signed by the members of the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform group calls for countries to prioritize the phase-out of fossil-fuel subsidies ahead of the Paris Climate Change Conference. The Friends are urging all governments to endorse the statement; France and the US are the first countries outside the Friends groups to do so.
Shanghai- March 4th, 2015
The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) and Bridging the Gap Initiative (BtG) launched a report today summarizing the Ad Hoc Working Group on Durban Platform for Enhanced Action, Session 2-8 which took place from February 8th to 13th in Geneva, Switzerland.
Shanghai- October 27 2014
On October 23rd, the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform (ADP) Co-Chairs hosted a follow-up meeting to the Technical Expert Meetings (TEMs) that were organized in the March and June 2014 negotiating sessions of the UNFCCC. This meeting took place during the sixth part of the second session of the ADP (ADP 2.6.), taking place from 20 –25 October 2014 in Bonn, Germany.
The GoodPlanet Foundation has compiled a set of 60 climate change solutions in a limited-edition book titled, “60 Solutions: Against Climate Change,” which is distributed to all participants of the Secretary General’s Climate Summit with the hope of inspiring decision makers to tak
The UNFCCC Secretariat launched a photo and video contest aimed at highlighting the benefits of the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism and the importance of market-based approaches in the international response to climate change. The two categories of the contest – photo and personal video – are meant to inspire participants to communicate a complex message in a way that might surprise, entertain and provoke thought.