Transportation contributes 23 percent of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, and 18 percent of all man-made economy-wide emissions, making transport sector decarbonization critical to slowing climate change.
The Paris Agreement targets reducing global transport sector emissions from 7.7 gigatonnes (Gt) per year down to 2-3 Gt by mid-century, instead of a business-as-usual scenario where emissions would increase to 13-15 Gt by 2050.
Transformative changes are needed in the transport sector to reach these emissions reduction goals, and nationally determined contributions play a key role in shaping this emissions reduction – especially in developing countries where emissions are expected to grow the most.
As part of the NDC Partnership’s Expert Perspective series, the Partnership on Sustainable Low-Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) has published a new research paper outlining the transport-related mitigation and adaptation elements included in NDCs, along with best practices for nations to consider in NDC implementation.
Please read the full paper, Transport and Climate Change: How Nationally Determined Contributions Can Accelerate Transport Decarbonization.
Stay tuned for additional research, knowledge products, and resources to help countries implement their NDCs and reach the Paris Agreement goals.