COP 22: Side Event and Transport Day Break-out Session
Side Event: Strengthening the Focus on Freight Transport in the Climate Agenda
Freight transport accounts for 42% of transport CO2 emissions and is increasingly recognized as an important sector that has a role to play in curbing global GHG emissions. An increasing number of sustainable transport initiatives are being developed or implemented to move ahead with this agenda. In this context, UNCTAD is organizing a side event on the margins of COP 22 to identify and discuss the freight transport and climate agenda nexus. More specifically, the event aims to help:
- Raise awareness about the role of sustainable freight transport in enabling an effective sustainable development path.
- Share best practices in the field of low-carbon and sustainable freight transport and discuss potential collaboration across modes and among stakeholders from both the public and the private sectors.
- Articulate a way forward.
Target audience: Governments, industry, IGOs, NGOs, financing institutions, academia, civil society, and, generally parties involved or interested in freight transport and its sustainability. Panelists will include representatives from government, IMO, transit and transport corridors, experts in low-carbon transport.
Transport Day 2016 Break-out Session
Achieving low-carbon freight transport systems is essential for the realization of a sustainable development path. Various measures could help improve the carbon footprint of freight transport and enhance its sustainability. However, effective implementation of such measures and optimization of their climate mitigation potential calls for concerted and coordinated action at all levels and requires promoting key enabling factors including finance and best practices from within and outside the freight transport sector. Against this background, the session will consider:
- Best practices in terms of green freight and low-carbon solutions that could be applied in the freight transport sector
- The role of policy makers/regulators and industry players in enabling low-carbon freight transport
- Potential tools and financing solutions that could support low-carbon freight transport projects and initiatives.
The target audience includes Governments, industry, IGOs, NGOs, financing institutions, academia, civil society, and, generally parties involved or interested in freight transport and its sustainability.
Presentation by Mr. Albert Altarejos Magalang, Head, Climate Change Office, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Philippines
Presentation by Mr. Donat Bagula, Executive Secretary, Northern Corrifor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority, Kenya
Presentation by Mr. Edmund Hughes, Head, Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Presentation by Ms. Jane Hupe, Deputy Director, Environment, Air Transport Bureau, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Montreal
Presentation by Mr. Tarik Talibi, Director of Air Transport, Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Logistics, Morocco