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Title

Decarbonising Transport: Towards a catalogue of effective measures

ITF in Focus session

Time

22 May

Time

12:45 to 13:45

Location

Hall 2, Level +1

Rubric

  • Lunchtime Session

The ITF’s Decarbonising Transport initiative is a global, data-driven, multi-stakeholder initiative of over 70 key stakeholders to support the transition to carbon neutral transport. It is the ITF’s major contribution to better understanding of how to ensure a low-carbon future for transport.

This initiative aims to build capacity to help close the gaps between climate commitments and carbon dioxide (CO2) reductions that mitigation actions will deliver on their strategic objectives by providing the best possible assessment of the impact of given mitigation policies.

This session will feature the ITF’s Decarbonising Transport initiative and the various related project outcomes; it  will highlight existing and upcoming work streams and activities across different topics and regions.

 

Key facts:

  • Transport activity currently contributes 23% of global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels. This share is expected to rise over coming years.
  • Motorised mobility in cities is set to double between 2015 and 2050, rising by 41% to 2030 and 94% by 2050.

 

Key questions:

  • What are the potential political pathways towards achieving decarbonisation of transport?
  • What are the roles of the different transport stakeholders in achieving our goals?
  • As we move forward, how can we take stock and positively inform the next round of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), due in 2020?

 

Background:

ITF Decarbonising Transport initiative

 

Speakers

Stientje van Veldhoven

State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management

The Netherlands

Umberto de Pretto

Secretary General

International Road Transport Union (IRU)

Martin Frick

Senior Director Policy and Programme Coordination

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)