CO2 emissions from transport are still rising. If immediate action is not taken, more radical measures will be unavoidable in the future. This is the top line conclusion from the newly released joint report by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), REN21 and the Berlin-based think-tank Agora Verkehrswende. Titled Towards Decarbonising Transport – A 2018 Stocktake on Sectoral Ambition in the G20, this new report provides a summary for each G20 nation, including data on CO2 emission trends in the national transport sector, climate policy targets and measures for lowering emissions. The data make clear that only three countries from the G20 have set targets for reducing emissions in the transport sector: Germany, France and Japan.
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Want to see what REN21 is up to? We now have a Instagram account where you can see who is doing what. Follow us now to see all the activities that are happening at the REN21 Academy in Berlin. In addition to workshop sessions there are a lot of fun activities planned: “Human Energy” photo session; the REN21 Quiz (where participants compete for a delicious prize); wooden games where people can relax and socialise while exercising their brains. Come see us in action!
Follow us 19-21 November! Over 200 members of the REN21 Community from 150 organisations and 80 countries will come together in Berlin to exchange, debate and work together on how to advance the renewable energy transition. Key topics are renewables in heat, transport and energy system 2.0. Follow us at @REN21 or on our new Instagram account, REN21Community to see what’s happening. If you are interested in knowing more about this event and what we’ll be doing, then have a look at the REN21 Academy programme, available here.
The REN21 Team is growing! Since April we have added three new teams members. With this expanded team, REN21 is working hard to help speed up the energy transformation. Vibhushree Hamirwasia (Vibhu for short) is our new community manager. She is responsible for managing the REN21 Community. We want to further build on this broad and engaged community to increase both individual and collective action on the energy transition. Duncan Gibb is part of the Renewables Global Status Report team and brings his expertise on the heating sector. Lea Ranalder is developing the Renewables in Cities report: an important undertaking given the central role of cities in driving renewable energy uptake. You can reach all of us via email@example.com.
REN21 promotes renewable energy
REN21 is the global renewable energy policy network that connects a wide range of key actors. REN21’s goal is to facilitate knowledge exchange, policy development and joint action towards a rapid global transition to renewable energy. Its activities are managed by a lean Secretariat, based at UNEP in Paris, France.
REN21 facilitates the collection of comprehensive and timely information on renewable energy. This information reflects diverse viewpoints for both private and public sector actors, servicing to dispel myths about renewable energy and to catalyse policy change.
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