The transport sector is a key sector with regards to fossil fuel consumption, and its energy consumption and GHG emissions have been widely concerning. In recent years, China’s transport sector has made great efforts in promoting energy conservation and emission reduction, and has achieved significant results. However, there are still many problems and challenges existing in the field of transport which need to be managed, in order to accelerate the processes of energy saving and carbon reduction, and promote the realization of carbon dioxide peaking and carbon neutrality.
Transport and Climate Change Week 2022: Insights & Experience from China Shared at Global Sustainable Transport Conference
The 5th Transport and Climate Change Week (TCCW) took place between 9th and 13th May, 2022. It is an international conference focused on knowledge-sharing and peer-to-peer exchange on the challenges and best practices for achieving sustainability goals and decarbonisation in the transport sector. Around 1,500 experts and decision-makers from around the world joined the week-long conference through its online platform, where they could follow and engage with the events, as well as connect in online networking spaces.
The role of the transport sector for decarbonization strategies in Germany and the European Union (EU)
To foster the dialogue on GHG emission reduction strategies and introduce relevant international experiences to China, especially the Green Deal and the German Climate Change Act, the NDC-TIA project organised an interview with Dr Martin Lange, head of the Pollutant Reduction and Energy Saving in Transport Division of the UBA.
On October 29 2021, the National Determined Contribution Transport Initiative For Asia (NDC-TIA) project, together with the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) jointly held the workshop “Climate Targets and Impacts in the Transport Sector in China”. The workshop aimed to facilitate international experience sharing on climate strategies, targets and policy making in the transport sector and to provide a platform for relevant stakeholders to discuss the pathway towards achieving the climate targets in the transport sector, with a focus on four key areas (energy, road freight, aviation and shipping)
On 28 October 2021, three days ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26), China submitted its updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Project kick-off NDC Transport Initiative for Asia –China is key to decarbonize transport in the race towards net-zero emissions
On April 13th, representatives from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China (MEE), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Guangdong Province, as well as various international and domestic technical implementation agencies jointly kicked off the China component of the project “Nationally Determined Contributions – Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA)”.