By Daniel Bongardt, Marion Vieweg, Nadja Taeger
The article contains a clear overview of the issue of transport at the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP26) and what has resulted from it so far. The COP26 in Glasgow showed a number of new climate initiatives in the transport sector. In the run-up to COP26, a large number of countries made net-zero pledges, promising to reduce emissions to zero. However, a recent analysis of climate pledges by GIZ shows that key states continue to fall short in their mid-term transport sector goals. Though more countries have set sector targets, large emitters such as China, the US and India have yet to follow suit. 2022 is a crucial year for countries around the world to ramp up their climate ambition in transport.
The article is an excerpt from the journal “Internationales Verkehrswesen (74) Heft 1 | 2022.