Transport generates 23% of global CO2 emissions from fuel combustion. This share needs to fall to stay within the 2 degree Celsius scenario for climate mitigation. The International Transport Forum launches six concise analyses on critical issues for decarbonising transport for the COP21 climate change conference that kicks off in Paris today:

  • A New Paradigm for Urban Mobility: How Fleets of Shared Vehicles Can End the Car Dependency of Cities
  • Low-Carbon Mobility for Mega Cities: What Different Policies Mean for Urban Transport Emissions in China and India
  • The Carbon Footprint of Global Trade: Tackling Emissions from International Freight Transport
  • Reducing CO2 Emissions from International Aviation: Policy Options to 2050
  • Carbon Valuation for Transport Policy: Towards a More Coherent International Approach
  • Adapting Transport Infrastructure to Climate Change: How to Protect Assets Against Increased Risks from Extreme Weather

The papers can be downloaded here:

During COP21, ITF will host three side events at the conference site in Le Bourget:

  • “Mitigating the Climate Change Impacts of Urban Travel”, Wed, 2 Dec 17:15-18:45
    (OECD Workspace, Blue Zone, Le Bourget)
  • “Towards a Low-Carbon Transport Future: COP21 and Beyond”, Thu, 3 Dec 13:15-14:45
    (closed participation, Blue Zone, Le Bourget)
  • “Flying Clean: Limiting the CO2 Emissions from International Aviation”, Wed, 9 Dec 11:15-12:45 (OECD Workspace, Blue Zone, Le Bourget)