We are thrilled to welcome Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) to our vibrant, international, multi-stakeholder Partnership of change-makers. IDDRI is an independent policy research institute and a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform that identifies the conditions and proposes tools to put sustainable development at the heart of international relations and public and private policies.
IDDRI is coordinating the international Deep Decarbonization Pathways (DDP) initiative, a collaboration of leading research teams currently covering 36 countries. Their aim is to help governments and non-state actors make choices that put economies and societies on track to reach a carbon neutral world by the second half of the century. This initiative develops national and sectoral analysis including the transport sector.
IDDRI and SLOCAT are both fueled by a common vision for transport decarbonisation and have been actively collaborating in recent years. As for example, in 2021, we collaborated with more than 60 national and sectoral experts to take stock of progress and barriers by looking inside countries and sectors to frame the conversation about the Climate Ambition at COP27. This same year, we launched together the Movin’On Community of Interest on Freight and Logistics Decarbonization with key international shippers and published the joint paper, “Companies and carbon neutrality, a story of systemic transformations and cooperation: Illustration on the freight transport sector”. Together, we gathered the climate and transport communities through multiple multi-stakeholder dialogues at various key occasions and international events, such as the UNFCCC Regional Climate Weeks, the 2nd UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference and the COP27 and raised our messages to key decision-makers.
Yann Briand, Senior Research Fellow at IDDRI on Climate and Transport, said: “Our work makes sense if it can be shared in order to highlight strategic decisions to decarbonise the transport sector, that have to be taken by public and private decision makers in the next years to align with carbon neutrality. With SLOCAT, we have already been working for years at a global scale, the one necessary for an efficient transition, and we are sure that this collaboration will be fruitful!”.
Maruxa Cardama, SLOCAT Secretary General, stated: “We are excited to officially welcome IDDRI, who is a long-term collaborator, to our Partnership. IDDRI’s valuable research expertise and strategic insights will be an important asset supporting the SLOCAT Partnership’s collective actions towards transport decarbonisation.”
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