MOVING FROM AMBITION TO ACTION WITH A TRIPLELEVEL TOOLBOX TO HELP COUNTRIES, CITIES/REGIONS AND COMPANIES WITH DECARBONIZATION
FROM THE MINUTES 2018
Patrick Oliva says “I often hear countries or cities say: ‘we need a roadmap for decarbonization.’ Please, open your eyes! There is no need for uncertainty. The tools exist— now start working.” As founder of the Michelin Challenge Bibendum (nowMovin’On) and co-founder of the PPMC (Paris Process for Mobility and Climate), he knows what he’s talking about.
Joining the wake-up call is Yann Briand, who has some eye-opening news to share: “If we continue with business as usual, when 2050 rolls around,passenger carownership will more than double, to 2.4 billion cars, and freight transport will have tripled.”
QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS EVERYWHERE, BUT NARY AN ANSWER IN SIGHT
The solution? A rigorous, extensive, research-based decarbonization toolbox for cities, countries and companies. These tools are to dig up the most relevant data and apply the most advanced and holistic tools available, to:
- Design a framework for your decarbonization strategy, or
- Assess and predict the impact of various policy or regulatory options
|TOOL||WHAT IT DOES||TARGET||TYPE OF TOOL|
|GLOBAL MACRO ROADMAP||Overarching analytical framework along eight priority axes||COUNTRY||DESIGN FRAMEWORK|
|URBAN PASSENGER TRANSPORT MODEL||Common assessment tool for cities to test impacts of alternative policy packages, integrating data on mobility in cities||CITY & COUNTRY||ASSESSMENT|
|SIMPLIFY||Holistic analysis of 19 city mobility system indicators along four main axes||CITY||ASSESSMENT|
|SCIENCE-BASED TARGETS||Company emission reduction pathways for four main kinds of companies based on SDA methodology||COMPANY||ASSESSMENT|
|DEEP DECARBONIZATION PATHWAYS PROJECT (DDPP)||Analytical approach reconciling narratives and modelling to build national transport scenarios represented by more than 60 indicators and eight families of determinants||COMPANY||DESIGN FRAMEWORK & ASSESSMENT|
COLLECT, DEFINE, DEFINE, DECIDE AND ACT
If you study your city’s commuting distances, the number of people using public transit and the number of freight clients per kilometre in a given sector, you might explore the idea of using the subway for freight transport during the night. SiMPlify’s holistic analysis can help you assess the impact of implementing this strategy. Or maybe you need more data, and you’re wondering about designing a monthly “pulse check” on the user experience with the mobility menu that your citizens use every day. The Urban Passenger Transport Model can help you ask the right questions. Have you been tasked with reducing emissions at your company? Science-Based Targets, led by a consortium in association with the WWF, has developed emission reduction pathways for four categories of mobility actors based on the Sectorial Decarbonization Approach (SDA). Figure out your category and get moving.
NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTIONS
Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are the measures that each country that signed the UNFCCC will take to reduce greenhouse gases. The experts agree — these measures will not keep the planet under the two-degree global warming target we’re striving for. The five tools in the decarbonization toolbox are meant to help countries go beyond their stated ambitions and actually implement the steps that will achieve the Paris goals.