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COP26 - Day 10: Sustainable transport is key to delivering 1.5C

November 10, 2021 6:30 PM

COP26 - Day 10 (COP26)A number of governments have today made significant commitments to improve the sustainability of global transport networks. Carbon emissions from transport alone currently make up 16% of all global greenhouse gas production.

The announcements focused heavily on encouraging people to make the transition to Zero Emission Vehicles, with 30 countries agreeing to work together to make ZEVs the new normal by making them accessible, affordable, and sustainable in all regions by 2030 or sooner. There was also the launch of a new World Bank trust fund that will mobilise $200 million over the next 10 years to decarbonise road transport in emerging markets and developing economies.

Nineteen governments have also stated their intent to support the establishment of 'green shipping corridors' - zero-emission shipping routes between two ports. This will involve deploying zero-emission vessel technologies and putting alternative fuel and charging infrastructure in place in ports to allow for zero emission shipping on key routes across the globe.