Transport Initiatives engaged in the UNFCCC via the MPGCA
Inspired by the call to action by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in September 2014 and followed up by the Lima Paris Action Agenda, 15 transport initiatives established by non-state actors in the transport sector were showcased at COP21 in 2015. COP21 also decided to appoint High Level Champions to facilitate voluntary efforts, initiatives and coalitions. Following the appointment of the first two High Level Champions and the COP 22 in Marrakech, the action agenda was renamed as Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (MPGCA) in November 2016.
Since 2017, 11 more transport initiatives have joined the initial core group showcased via the MPGCA. There are now 26 transport initiatives engaging in the UNFCCC via the MPGCA, covering both passenger and freight transport and touch on all transport sectors and modes.
Together, these transport initiatives:
- Represent a broad range of multi-stakeholder coalitions;
- Reduce transport greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen the resilience of transport infrastructure;
- Demonstrate actions on the ground and the considerable sustainability benefits of climate action on transport (e.g. better urban air quality, less road deaths and increased access);
- Help increase ambition of Nationally Determined Contributions and the efficiency of their implementation.
An overview of the transport initiatives is available in the Annex to the Climate Action Pathway: Transport.