10.11.2017

From Ambition to Action: Decarbonising Transport in Germany and Abroad

The event will bring together German and international stakeholders in the context of sustainable transport to engage on pathways for decarbonising the transport sector.

To limit the global temperature increase below two-degrees, an extensive transformation and decarbonisation of transport is needed. Countries, sub-national authorities and the private sector need to ensure that climate-friendly mobility policies and technologies gain momentum within the next few years. Transport currently accounts for 27% of the global energy-related CO2 emissions and continues to grow rapidly. According to the latest Transport Outlook (ITF, 2017), by 2050, CO2 emissions from transport could increase to 13.3 Gt (up from 7.8 Gt in 2015) if no additional measures are taken. Much of the growth in emissions is expected to occur in rapidly motorising countries (ITF, 2017).

Against the backdrop of Germany’s commitment to the Paris Agreement, the German government promotes decarbonisation of the transport sector – at home and abroad. In 2016, the Climate Protection Plan 2050 was approved, in which Government lays out sector targets for 2030 and a fully decarbonised society in 2050 for the first time. In transport, the plan aims to reduce GHG emissions by 40-42% until 2030 (baseline 1990, 160 Mt) and almost fully decarbonise the sector by 2050. Great efforts are needed to achieve this, however, Germany is also increasingly supporting its partners in developing countries to embark on a more sustainable pathway.

Developing countries are increasingly requesting additional international support to help raise ambition of their NDCs and implement ambitious mitigation actions, including in the transport sector. Germany has been supporting partner countries in their efforts to mitigate transport greenhouse gas emissions, most notably through the “International Climate Initiative” (ICI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the “German Climate Technology Initiative” (DKTI) of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Other donor countries and multi-lateral development banks increasingly engage in the transport sector – also as it is important for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the Agenda 2030.

The event will bring together German and international stakeholders in the context of sustainable transport to engage on pathways for decarbonising the transport sector. It aims at mutual learning and targets negotiators and the international community around transport and climate change. The event will focus on raising ambition in the large economies contributing significantly to transport-related emissions. It is embedded in the Transport Days@COP23 organised by Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC) and the Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT).

 

Venue/time

GIZ Bonn
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36
53113 Bonn

Friday, 10 November 2017, 09:00 till 15:45