July - August 2021View the full newsletter

COP26 Updates 

Check out our refreshed COP26 Information Package in which you can get latest updates on the overall UNFCCC process, SLOCAT's work programme on UNFCCC engagement, conference logistics, our planned activities at COP26, and other updates on the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action, Regional Climate Weeks and relevant events. 

Contact Christopher Dekki for more

Boosting Climate Finance for Transport

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has begun its public consultation for its Transport Lending Policy (due 29 October 2021). This offers a great opportunity to boost the visibility of transport as a key sector in climate financing. EIB’s policy also serves as guidance for other international and regional financing agencies.

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

Avoid-Shift-Improve Refocus

Read the strategy note on the collective multi-stakeholder process established by SLOCAT and our Partners to strengthen the Avoid-Shift-Improve (ASI) framework.

Based on the renewed ASI Diagramme, we are now working towards an ASI Resource Hub and an ASI Declaration.

Contact Liza Castillo and Nico Cruz for more

Transport-Health-Climate Nexus

SLOCAT co-organised a side event at the UN High Level Political Forum 2021 with partners from the Health Climate Network (World Health Organization and Wellcome Trust) to explore cross-sectoral, win-win actions for health and climate change.

SLOCAT also supported the Health Climate Network to explore how current transport and health systems are contributing to the climate crisis and impacting peoples’ health, and how they can be part of the solution.

Read all four issue briefs on TransportDiet and Food, Energy and Sustainable and Climate Resilient Health Systems now!

Contact Alice Yiu for more

Accelerating Progress in E-Mobility

Check out the updated SLOCAT E-mobility Overview, which now covers the targets and trends of 81 countries, 100 cities/regions, 148 companies and 30 automobile companies.

The SLOCAT Secretariat has submitted input to the Drive Electric Campaign in expanding its focus on  2- and 3-wheelers issues and is coordinating with partners to organise a launch event for the Two- and Three-Wheelers Policy Platform at COP26. 

SLOCAT is also working with the High-Level Climate Champion’s team to develop a playbook on urban e-mobility in the Global South.

Contact Nikola Medimorec and Arturo Steinvorth for more

Transport and Climate Actions

A big gracias to those who participated and supported the Latin America and the Caribbean Discussion Webinar of the SLOCAT Transport and Climate Chance Global Status Report - 2nd edition on 31 August! 

Recording  I  Presentation  I Executive Summary for Policy Makers  I  LAC Regional Overview

Check out the new Knowledge Pills Series on Tough Questions, Smart Answers where you can find issue briefs deep diving into knowledge and policy tools, drivers and enablers for transport, climate and sustainability action.

The GIZ-SLOCAT Tracker of Climate Strategies for Transport now covers 80+ new Nationally Determined Contributions. A final analysis of the climate strategies is expected to be released at COP26. 

SLOCAT is working with ICF to produce a guidance document which aims to support national entities in developing a sectoral Long-Term Strategy and evaluating greenhouse gas and sustainability benefits of transport solutions.

Contact Emily Hosek for more

Transport and the Sustainable Development Goals

Read the new blog of our Transport and SDGs series:

Equitable Transport | Public transport for all: Towards an inclusive and low carbon transition
By Suzanne Spooner, Agence Française de Développement

Stay tuned as the SLOCAT analysis of the transport dimension in this year’s Voluntary National Reviews will be released soon!

Contact Shivam Ghai for more

Moving Forward: Sustainable Recovery in Transport

Read the new papers written by the SLOCAT Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport for Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Global Partnership’s series:

Contact Angel Cortez for more

Asia Pacific Climate Week 2021

SLOCAT co-organised three official thematic sessions with the UN Environment Programme, NDC Transport Initiative for Asia, Asia LEDS Partnership and others, which featured many SLOCAT partners and their works. We also co-organised a side event on small island states with Asia LEDS Partnership.

Nikola Medimorec, SLOCAT Data and Research Analysis Officer, and Alice Yiu, SLOCAT Policy Analysis and Strategic Communications Officer explained the challenges in tracking sustainable transport trends in the region at the Transport Track Session on Behaviour Change and Technology Development.

Watch the sessions
Contact Christopher Dekki for more

Honoured to Support Our Partners' Events!

Liza Castillo, SLOCAT Senior Advisor, shared insights on the energy transition for sustainable mobility at an event organised by the Energy Commission of the National Council of Science and Technology of Guatemala, supported by the Transport Working Group of LEDS-LAC and coordinated by Sustentar.

Maruxa Cardama, SLOCAT Secretary General, spoke at the Green Transportation Routable on Future Mobility at the Vienna Energy Forum.

Thank you for all the opportunities!

Africa Climate Week 2021  I  26-29 September

SLOCAT is co-organising three official thematic sessions with the UN Environment Programme and partners. As the Co-Focal point of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action, SLOCAT is also assigned to lead the Implementation Lab in collaboration with the High-Level Climate Champions team and the Transport Thematic Group.

Event schedule and registration details
Contact Shivam Ghai for more

Second UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference  I  14-16 October 

A letter was submitted on behalf of the SLOCAT Partnership to the Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs. proposing  concrete and action oriented mandates to  to enable a practical, lasting impact of the Conference’s legacy.

See the programme and registration details

Sign up for periodic updates from UNDESA.

Submit a side event application (due 24 September)

Workshop on Transport Decarbonisation Innovative Technologies

As the Co-Lead for World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) Special Interest Group (SIG) F2 on Transport, Climate Change and Clean Air, SLOCAT is co-organsing a virtual workshop with the International Transport Forum and Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt. It will explore the best practice and latest research findings on emerging trends and technologies. 

Workshop agenda and register
Contact Karl Peet for more
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