Did Glasgow shift up gears on climate ambition in transport?

COP26 outcomes concerning mobility and transport

On Nov 19th, 2021, we discussed with you the implications for the transport sector of the Glasgow Climate Pact, adopted by 197 countries at COP26 in Glasgow a week before. In the online seminar, we discussed the general need to increase ambitious climate actions in mobility, upgrade financing for developing countries, how the Paris Rulebook concerns transport and how national and local governments as well as non-state actors can engage in the coming years? 

© Rodrigo Rodríguez Tornquist

Climate change needs to be a presidential issue not an “environmental” issue. All sectors need to align with climate goals.


Rodrigo Rodríguez Tornquist
Secretary of Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Innovation at the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina


The transport sector needs to contribute to raising ambition, the agreed update of national climate pledges until COP27 is an opportunity to define more transport targets and actions.

Daniel Bongardt
Programme Director GIZ



Click here to watch the livestream (spanish subtitles available) – a lively discussion with international guests, facilitated by Nadja Taeger,Transport Advisor at GIZ in Bonn:

  • Rodrigo Rodríguez Tornquist (Secretary of Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Innovation at the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina)
  • Daniel Bongardt (Programme Director GIZ)
  • Urda Eichhorst (Senior Project Director GIZ; on behalf of Marion Vieweg, Senior Consultant to UNFCCC)


EUROCLIMA+ carries out actions that are considered of strategic importance for the implementation of the countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). We bring together Ministers of Transport and the Environment to raise ambition in the sector, share good practice and lessons learned to engage cities in climate actions as well as build alliances and partnerships to promote strategies and innovative projects to improve urban mobility.

The Euroclima+ project is comissioned by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Advancing Transport Climate Strategies (TraCS) supports policymakers in developing and emerging countries to align their mobility and transport sector action plans with their climate plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). These contributions are essential components of the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and key to the global effort to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrialized levels.

The ‘Advancing Transport Climate Strategies’ project is implemented by GIZ and funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Minsitry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

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