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At the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris, it was agreed that mobilizing stronger and more ambitious climate action by all Parties and non-Party stakeholders is urgently required if the goals of the Paris Agreement are to be achieved.

In decision 1/CP.21, the commitments from all actors are recognized, including those launched through the Lima–Paris Action Agenda, as well as the urgent need to scale up the global response to climate change and support greater ambition from governments.

At COP 22 in Marrakech, a High-Level Event on Accelerating Climate Action was held to highlight outcomes from the Action Events throughout the conference and culminated with the launching of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action; a new framework to catalyse and support climate action.

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Global Green Freight Action Plan

Dramatically reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, black carbon and air pollutants in the freight sector by 2025 through a greener and more energy efficient multimodal global supply chain

Lead Organisations

UNEP Paris

Objectives

The Global Green Freight Action Plan (GGFAP) aims to enhance the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement in ways that significantly reduce the climate, health, energy, and cost impacts of freight transport around the world. The three main objectives are:
1) To align and enhance existing green freight efforts,
2) To develop and support new green freight programs globally, and
3) To incorporate black carbon reductions into green freight programs.

Target milestones beyond 2020:
-By 2022: green freight financing programs established to accelerate fleet turnover and retrofits in all regions.
-By 2025: GF programs follow best practices in all major markets. Top 100 global shippers and carriers are members of GF programs.
-By 2030: All countries are members of regional programs. GF programs demonstrate significant emission reductions from freight transport.

Roadmap and work plan

GGFAP commits to dramatically reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, black carbon and air pollutants in the freight sector by 2025 through a greener and more energy efficient multimodal global supply chain.

Progress

Progress since COP21: The initiative launched the online platform www.globalgreenfreight.org which aims to cultivate an active online community and to become a primary resource for the freight sector.

The CCAC in collaboration with UNEP assisted the Northern Corridor of Africa to develop a green freight program at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) regional Workshop on Sustainable Freight Transport and Finance organized in Nairobi, Kenya in March 2016.

By COP22, three more regional workshops will have taken place in Asia, Europe and Latin America to explore the status and opportunities for development and harmonization of regional green freight programs.

This year further development of a methodology to account for black carbon and CO2 emissions from the sector continues, a quantitative assessment of green freight programs is also being carried out.

A particularly significant result worth highlighting is the following story. Under the CCAC Diesel Initiative, partners have developed a global strategy to support the global transition to 50 ppm sulfur in on-road fuels by 2025 and 10 ppm by 2030 together with the introduction of vehicle emissions standards. This will complement the efforts of the Global Green Freight Action Plan in reducing black carbon emissions from heavy duty vehicles.

Contact

Denise Sioson, CCAC Secretariat, UNEP Paris

+33 144377637

denise.sioson.affiliate@unep.org

http://www.globalgreengreight.org

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