ITF at COP26
Climate change cannot be stopped without decarbonising transport.
Transport emits around one-quarter of the energy-related CO2 that feeds global warming. It remains more than 90% dependent on fossil fuels. With a rapidly growing demand for moving people and goods, transport emissions are set to keep rising even if all currently planned decarbonisation measures are fully implemented.
Yet with the right policies, transport CO2 can be cut drastically: by nearly 70% between now and 2050. This would put the world on a path that would bring into reach the goal to limit global warming to 1.5°C. The ITF is helping policy makers to make this ambitious but achievable scenario happen:
- Our Transport Climate Action Directory provides policy makers with a catalogue of transport decarbonisation measures that have been reviewed for their effectiveness. For COP26, we are adding 20 new measures for hard-to-decarbonise sectors such as aviation, maritime shipping and road freight.
- Our Decarbonisation Transport initiative provides targeted studies and other tools for governments and the private sector to help them take effective climate action
- The ITF Transport Outlook offers best-in-class modelling of future global transport demand to support strategic decision making by governments and industry.
- Our Transport NDC Tracker monitors the level of ambition to decarbonise transport in countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
The ITF also organises a policy dialogue on decarbonising transport. The aim is to raise awareness for the critical role of transport in combatting climate change and federate stakeholders from transport and related sectors like energy, tourism, trade and others for joint action to make transport zero-carbon and sustainable. To this end, the ITF hosts a series of events during COP26. All are cordially invited; please see for topics and dates.
UNFCCC Virtual Platform
09:00 - 10:30
OECD Virtual Pavillon
16:00 - 17:30
Science Show Theatre
11:30 – 12:45
Strangford Lough (Armadillo)
15:00 – 17:00
Action Room 2
13:00 – 15:45
Action Room 1