Transport

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 Partner from Argentina and Mexico. (Papers from Indonesia and South Africa will be uploaded soon.)

ARGENTINA

Sustainable Mobility – Challenges for Argentina

GERMANY

Decarbonising transport in Germany: Policy options to support a shift to rail

INDONESIA

The Role of Electric Vehicles in Decarbonizing Indonesia’s Road Transport Sector

MEXICO

Making Transport Paris-Compatible: A Contribution to the Debate on Electromobility in the Automotive Sub-Sector of Mexico

Click on the picture to download graphs related to the transport sector.

Transport emissions per capita (excluding aviation) in the G20, 2018

tCO2/capita

Source: Enerdata 2019, World Bank 2019

The Brown to Green Report 2019

Market share of electric vehicles in new car sales

Source: IEA 2019

The Brown to Green Report 2019

Aviation emissions per capita (domestic and international) in the G20, 2016

tCO2/capita

Source: IEA 2019

The Brown to Green Report 2019

Transport sector: Policy rating

Source: Own evaluation

The Brown to Green Report 2019

Policy Rating of the Transport Sector

The Brown to Green Report 2018

Discover more about our events and blog articles on the decarbonisation of the transport sector.

New Paper: The Role of Electric Vehicles in Indonesia

In Indonesia, the transport sector contributed 28% of energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2018, mostly from road transport. At the same time, in...

New Paper: Decarbonising Transport in Germany

In order to become carbon-neutral before 2050, Germany urgently needs to tackle greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector – the only sector with...

New Paper: Making Transport Paris-Compatible in Mexico

The transport sector in Mexico is responsible for more than a quarter of domestic emissions, with the automotive sub-sector accounting for 21.8% of total...

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...

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...

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 Department of Transport...

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

Webinar: Descarbonisation in the transport sector of Mexico