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Transport Day 2018 at COP 24

06/12/2018

In the framework of the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the CIVITAS Initiative and the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) are jointly organising the Transport Day 2018 “Urban mobility solutions to tackle climate change”.

The event, which is being held on behalf of the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC), is taking place on Thursday 6 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland. It is being hosted and supported by the City of Katowice.

Transport is currently responsible for approximately 20% of global CO2 emissions, and nearly a third of transport-related CO2 emissions originate from urban passenger transport. Indeed, transport contributes to at least half of air pollution in cities, seriously affecting the health of inhabitants.

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change fully recognises the importance of non-state actors in implementing the agreement. City-level activities in the transport sector are becoming increasingly important, especially due to the multiple benefits of urban mobility action, reducing CO2 while at the same time improving air quality, tackling congestion, quality of life, traffic safety and public health.

The Transport Day 2018 will highlight the strong role of cities in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality by implementing measures in the transport sector.

Importantly, the event will address how national governments can support the potential of cities through framing activities for successful sustainable urban mobility action such as national legislation, common planning tools, empowering cities, funding to cities.

Ms Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport, will also address the event on "Decarbonising Transport – Vision Zero Towards 2050".

Register and find the full programme here.

Participation is free of charge and no COP accreditation is required. 

Location: Poland
Miejski Dom Kultury
ul. Markiefki 44a, 40-213 Katowice
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