Not only in China but in all developing countries, the transport sectors share of greenhouse gas emission is growing rapidly. Therefore, this year’s Transport Day, a side event to COP 19 in Warsaw, Poland on 17th November 2013, aims to bring together the expert communities from both, the climate and the transport sector. With a promotion of an integration of transport in climate change policy making, the sector can be placed more prominent in the international debate.
The event is organised by the Bridging the Gap Initiative (BtG) and the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT). Daniel Bongardt of GIZ China is in charge of coordinating the stream of break-out sessions on Ensuring effective transport – Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). Before Transport Day, GIZ TRANSfer project will host an expert workshop Towards Roadmaps for MRV of Transport NAMAs on 15th November 2013. The workshop will be the kick-off for the MRV-specific work under TRANSfer and is intended to develop a core group of MRV experts associated with the project. This will include project results on emission modelling from GIZ China. At the same time, the workshop is part of a wider series of events and seminars of the TRANSfer project on different topics to foster transport NAMAs. The key results will be presented at the Transport Day.
The efforts of the multi stakeholder initiatives Bridging the Gap and the SLoCaT have helped to move the topic forward over the past 4 years and there is now a growing support and a better understanding of the potential for low carbon transport. Transport is the second largest sector when it comes to Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) under development and submitted to UNFCCC.