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                                                      September - October 2021View the full newsletter

Join Us in Celebrating the Arrival of Two New SLOCAT Partners!


We are thrilled to welcome the Climate Chance Association and Smart Freight Centre to our vibrant, international, multi-stakeholder Partnership of world-class experts! 

COP26 Updates

We are expecting a high number of transport events in which SLOCAT Partners are involved; with this Secretariat either leading or co-organising them. Please keep an eye on the dedicated SLOCAT webpage on all things transport at COP26 for latest updates on planned activities as they become available to the SLOCAT Secretariat. And don’t miss out on our dedicated Trello board where detailed materials are being uploaded. Also, let us know if you are planning to attend COP26 in person.

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and applaud the ongoing efforts of SLOCAT partners, including those participating in the SLOCAT Task Force for UNFCCC Engagement, who are making the co-conceptualisation and co-elaboration of these activities possible, despite the ongoing complexities.

Contact Christopher Dekki for more

Boosting Climate Finance for Transport

SLOCAT has gathered a task force to provide input to the public consultation for the European Investment Bank (EIB) Transport Lending Policy (due 29 October 2021).

Contact Mark Major if you are interested in joining SLOCAT’s submission.

SLOCAT Report on Voluntary National Reviews 2021

Read our new report on the transport dimension in the Voluntary National Reviews submitted to the High Level Political Forum 2021, which shows that countries see transport action as a vital component for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Contact Alice Yiu for more
 

Second UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference

At this important event, SLOCAT curated fruitful exchanges with our Partners and colleagues by co-organising the following side events:

  • How to enhance climate ambition in national strategies with the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) and NDC Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA)
  • Role of companies in reducing freight-related emissions with IDDRI and Michelin
  • Multi-stakeholder engagement and synergies with Action Towards Climate Friendly Transport (ACT) Initiative and its component leads 

SLOCAT was also proud to be invited by UNDESA to participate in the Open Webinar on Sustainable Transport Commitments. Maruxa Cardama, SLOCAT Secretary General, moderated a thematic session on transport’s role in achieving the SDGs and global climate commitments. She also spoke at the Business Forum on the Role of Business in Advancing Sustainable Transport.

Official website Contact Shivam Ghai for more

Accelerating Progress in E-Mobility

SLOCAT is delighted to be invited to join the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)'s Electromobility Programme - Working Group on Electric 2 and 3 Wheelers as a core partner.

Join us in celebrating the launch of the Drive Electric Campaign, which aims to advance smart government policies to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles worldwide. We are also working with the UN High-Level Climate Champion’s team to develop a playbook on urban e-mobility in the Global South.

Contact Arturo Steinvorth for more

High-Level 14th Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia

SLOCAT, Asian Development Bank and NDC-TIA (funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment) presented the vision of  the Council for Decarbonising Transport in Asia and its future thinking for policy development. Nikola Medimorec from the SLOCAT Secretariat also shared insights on sustainable transport solutions for increased resilience in the Forum’s plenary.

Forum report will be available on the website soon.

Contact Karl Peet for more

Africa Climate Week 2021

To enhance better understanding on the transport climate actions in Africa, SLOCAT, under the lead of UNEP, co-organised official thematic sessions with Transport Decarbonization Alliance, New Horizons Women’s Education Centre and World Resources Institute Africa to explore the following issues: 

  • Transport and climate action outlook to 2050

  • Policies for behavior change and technology development

  • Financing the shift to sustainable, low and zero emissions mobility

SLOCAT, as the official Co-Focal Point for the engagement of the transport community in UNFCCC, led the ‘Implementation Lab’ on transport with the International Transport Forum (ITF). Shivam Ghai from the SLOCAT Secretariat also presented the Africa section of our latest Global Status Report at a side event organised by Climate Chance.

Contact Shivam Ghai for more

Transport Systems that Protect Health and Climate

Read the new infographic on how health, climate and transport are connected. Find out how SLOCAT is collaborating beyond the transport community to showcase mutually-reinforcing results across this nexus.

Contact Karl Peet for more

Enabling Knowledge of Transport Decarbonisation Solutions

Check out IDDRI’s new report, Climate ambition beyond emission numbers, in which SLOCAT co-authored the transport chapter. The report looks at recent trends and the structural transformations necessary to reach the objectives of the Paris Agreement in 26 countries and three sectors.

As the co-lead for World Conference on Transport Research Society Special Interest Group F2 on Transport, Climate Change and Clean Air, SLOCAT co-organised a workshop with ITF and DLR to explore the emerging trends and technologies.

Contact Emily Hosek for more

Honoured to Support Our Partners' Events!

Maruxa Cardama, SLOCAT Secretary General, spoke at an event on Mainstreaming Inclusive Digital Mobility Solutions organised by the Barcelona City Council, CIDOB, British Embassy in Spain, Glasgow City Council, C40 Cities and Eurocities.

She also moderated a session on Embedding Sustainability in Infrastructure Projects at the International Road Federation Annual Conference under the theme, “Innovation: Charting Pathways to Sustainable Mobility".

Thank you for all the opportunities!

SLOCAT Messaging Framework on “Transformational Elements towards Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport”

A set of key messages is being developed with the generous support of the FIA Foundation and in co-leadership between the SLOCAT Secretariat, FIA Foundation, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, MobiliseYourCity and WRI. A special thank you for those who have contributed input to the partnership-wide consultation in early October! We are now incorporating the feedback in order to release the messages at COP26.

Summary slides  I  Contact Arturo Steinvorth for more

Sustainable Innovation Forum I 8 - 10 November

SLOCAT is pleased to partner with the Climate Action for the Forum, which will take place in Glasgow during COP26. SLOCAT partners can choose to attend digitally for free or enjoy a 20% discount of the Premium Access Ticket with the promo code SLOCAT20.

Register now  I  Contact Angel Cortez for more
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