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How serious are countries about decarbonising transport?
The latest Transport NDC Tracker has been launched by the International Transport Forum (ITF). The tracker, which monitors how transport appears in the decarbonisation commitments of the countries that have joined the Paris Climate Agreement, reports that 94% of countries refer to transport in some way in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs); 77% of countries have included transport measures in their NDCs; and 14% have set concrete targets for the reduction of transport CO2.
The Transport NDC Tracker aims to highlight the critical importance of transport for climate policy by making transparent countries’ transport decarbonisation ambitions in the run-up to the UN climate negotiations at COP26 in November. Climate change cannot be stopped without decarbonising transport. Transport is more than 90% reliant on fossil fuels and is responsible for around a quarter of global energy-related CO2 emissions. In contrast to other sectors, transport CO2 emissions continue to rise, not fall, says the ITF.