On 22 January 2019 (2:00 PM CET), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH / German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) is holding a webinar on “Towards Decarbonising Transport 2018 – A Stocktake on Sectoral Ambition in the G20”.
The transport sector is responsible for roughly one quarter of emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, with road traffic being the largest culprit. Transport emissions in the G20 make up more than two-thirds of the global total, and G20 emission levels continue to grow.
Transport represents 30% of the total final energy demand globally, but only slightly over 3% is of this energy is supplied by renewable energy, mainly biofuels. Compared to other sectors, the power sector in particular, renewable energy uptake in transport lags far behind.
The webinar will focus on the report “Towards Decarbonising Transport 2018 – A Stocktake on Sectoral Ambition in the G20”, which provides a clear picture of the state of G20 transport emissions, analyses existing approaches for decarbonising the transport sector, and stresses the urgency of putting ambitious climate action on the political agenda.It includes factsheets on each G20 member that shed light on the specific situation in each country, including goals and efforts in decarbonizing transport. The main focus of the 2018 edition is the transport and energy nexus.