141 governments have now ratified the Paris Agreement which set the global target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and keep global temperature rise below 2°C.
Transport represents almost 1/4 of global greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities. Decarbonising transport is therefore instrumental in achieving the commitments set out by the Paris Agreement.
As a helpful tool, Climate Action has developed an infographic highlighting the current challenges that the transport sector poses for the implementation of the Paris Agreement, as well as some of the solutions and transformational changes that are required to keep temperature rises below 1.5°C.
A sneak peek at the facts:
- 95% of the world’s transportation energy comes from petroleum-based fuels, largely gasoline and diesel
- Norway has opened the world’s largest fast-charging station, which can charge up to 28 vehicles in about 30 minutes
- 12% of transport fuel could come from renewable sources by 2030, especially for air travel and shipping
This infographic is brought to you by Climate Action, who will host the 8th annual Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF17) - the largest business-focused event held during the annual Conference of Parties (COP), in association with UN Environment on 13-14 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany - the home of the UNFCCC.
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