Decarbonising Transport initiative: Policy Dialogue
The Decarbonising Transport initiative includes a global policy dialogue on transport and climate change as a core element. The outputs of the ITF transport models form the basis for an in-depth exchange on all levels with a focus on developing policy messages. The formats for these discussions range from technical workshops and policy briefings to the regular Ministers' Roundtable on Transport and Climate Change at ITF's Annual Summit and events at the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The resulting policy messages are fed into the UNFCCC process. ITF has been named a focal point for transport by the UNFCCC's Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (MP-GCA). This gives ITF and the Decarbonising Transport initiative a central role in the exchange of information between transport stakeholders and UNFCCC.
ITF is also contributing to the Talanoa Dialogue, a process that collects experiences from stakeholders for a collective stocktaking of progress made towards the goals of the Paris Agreement in the run-up to COP24 in Poland in December 2018.
The ultimate goal of the policy dialogue within the Decarbonising Transport initiative is to prepare the transport sector for the climate change negotiations in 2020, when the results of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement will be reviewed for the first time.
ITF input to the Talanoa Dialogue