Transport in new Nationally Determined Contributions and Long-Term Strategies​

Together with the SLOCAT Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport and the NDC Transport Initiative for Asia, the Advancing Transport Climate Strategies project analysed the role of transport in new and updated NDCs and LTS. Transport plays a crucial role in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement, considering that transport is the second largest polluting sector. Based on previous analyses by SLOCAT and GIZ on the first round of NDCs, this document highlights key insights from the analysis of NDCs and LTS submitted by November 25, 2021.

Although more and more countries are including the transport sector in their NDCs and LTS, many commitments remain vague, critical areas – such as freight transport – are not sufficiently addressed, and several NDCs miss the opportunity to link climate action in transport to a broader sustainability agenda. Download the presentation to learn more.

The data that the analysis is based on is available here: Tracker of Climate Strategies for Transportation.  

Find the french version of the publication here.

Find a detailed analysis for the Middle East and Northern Africa here.

The Advancing Transport Climate Strategies project as well as the NDC Transport Initiative for Asia programme are funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV).


43 Pages
Language: English
    Authors (alphabetical order):
  • Daniel Bongardt
  • Marion Vieweg-Mersmann
  • Nadja Taeger



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