The policy paper analyses the proceedings from the United Nations Climate Conference (COP 19) in Warsaw, Poland, from the sectoral perspective of land transport. The Warsaw climate conference (COP 19) was supposed to advance international climate negotiations towards a new and comprehensive climate agreement to be adopted in 2015 and to enter into force from 2020. However, the Parties only agreed on the bare minimum needed to move the process forward. Many countries are not planning to agree to binding climate change mitigation efforts in a new agreement. A way forward could be to move from targets to specific actions. Domestic transport-related initiatives bring about a variety of sustainability benefits. In registering them as NAMAs, these initiatives could increase climate change mitigation ambition.
The Policy Paper is a publication of the Bridging the Gap Initiative. The Wuppertal Institute is member of the initiative, which aims to link climate change and land transport more closely and gain better recognition of its potential in mitigating GHG emissions. The Policy Paper is available on the website of the initiative.