SUMMARY OF TRANSPORT DAY November 17th 2013 Warsaw

Jay Owen Greentech, Trendspotting


Screen Shot 2013-11-22 at 2.07.11 PMTransport Day took place on Sunday, 17 November 2013, in Warsaw, Poland, alongside the nineteenth Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Supported by the Bridging the Gap initiative and the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), the focus of Transport Day 2013 was rethinking transport and climate change.

During the morning, participants attended a panel discussion on sustainable transport as a key building block of sustainable low-carbon development, then dispersed into four break-out groups on the mitigation potential of the transport sector, policymaking on sustainable, low carbon transport in the developing world, ensuring effective nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) for transport, and integrating adaptation in transport policies.

During the afternoon, participants continued in their break-out sessions and an additional discussion on sustainable, low-carbon transport financing, followed by a roundtable panel reporting back on these discussions. They then attended a panel discussion on developing a message to the unfccc negotiators on sustainable, low-carbon transport. The day concluded with the adoption of the Warsaw Statement on Low Carbon Transport and Sustainable Development, which was followed by an evening reception.