Transport accounts for 20% of the G20 energy-related CO2 emissions. In 2018, G20 transport emissions grew by +1.2%. Several factors explain the continuous growth trend: increased economic development and global trade have increased passenger and freight transport. People continue to purchase larger and heavier vehicles in the US and increasingly in Asia and Europe – globally 36% of cars sold in 2018 were SUVs compared to 33.8% in 2017.

Limiting warming in line with the Paris Agreement goals requires deep cuts in transport emissions, even as demand for transport continues to grow.

Approaches include:
– Phase-out of fossil fuel cars;
– Decarbonize heavy duty vehicles;
– Modal shift in (ground) transport.

For example, to keep global warming below 1.5°C, the share of low-carbon fuels in the G20 transport fuel mix (6%) would need to increase roughly ten times by 2050.

Climate Transparency partners are working in G20 countries towards this goal by:
– Providing analysis and recommendations on how a decarbonization can be achieved;
– Involving decision makers and change agents to share learnings, discuss challenges and opportunities;
– Engage in cross-country learnings to increase awareness, knowledge and also capacity.

Click on the picture or the download button to read papers on the decarbonisation of  the transport sector written by Climate Transparency Partners from Argentina, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa.


Sustainable Mobility – Challenges for Argentina

Check our events on decarbonisation of the transport sector:

Webinar: Descarbonisation in the transport sector of Mexico

Climate Transparency's Partner in Mexico, Iniciativa Climática de México, organised on 31 March 2020 an online seminar entitled: "Decarbonisation in the transport sector of...

Webinar: The Role of Electric Vehicles

Climate Transparency's Partner in Indonesia, Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR), organised a webinar entitled "The Role of Electric Vehicles in Decarbonizing Indonesia’s Road...

Event: Transforming transport in South Africa

The Energy Systems Research Group of the University of Cape Town, the South African Partner of Climate Transparency, together with the Departnment of Transport...

Click on the picture to discover our blog articles connected with the topic of the decarbonisation of the transport sector:

New Paper: Sustainable Mobility – Challenges for Argentina

The transport sector in Argentina is the biggest final energy consumer in the country, with almost 31% of total primary energy in 2017, and...

Webinar: The Role of Electric Vehicle in Decarbonizing Indonesia's Road Transport Sector