About the Report
The SLOCAT Transport and Climate Change Global Status Report – 2nd edition tells the global and regional stories of where we are and where we need to get to urgently on climate action in the transport sector. With contributions from more than 150 world-class experts and organisations, it is a one-stop shop for the latest available data, targets and developments on transport demand, emissions, policies and measures – showing that it is imperative to accelerate radical action for sustainable transport and climate in this time of unprecedented global change.
This SLOCAT Transport and Climate Change Global Status Report – 2nd edition, launched in June 2021, aims to capture data and trends from the period between 2018 and early 2021. Throughout the report, the most recent publicly accessible data were used. These data are also provided in the Transport and Knowledge Base (TraKB), an open-source database that has been curated by SLOCAT over the years and that has been updated in conjunction with this second edition of the report.
The report intends to provide a balanced perspective and examples of policy measures, targets, etc. across both the Global North and South. Illustrative measures and case studies from different geographies are provided, with the aim of emphasising new activities in developing and emerging economies where possible.
This edition of the report was guided by a global strategy team consisting of 20 experts from development agencies, intergovernmental organisations, multilateral development banks, multi-stakeholder partnerships, non-governmental organisations, United Nations regional commissions and research organisations. The creation of this report also has relied on the expertise of more than 100 individual contributors as special advisors, section authors, feedback team members and peer reviewers, among other roles (see Acknowledgements).
The report has been made possible thanks to financial support from Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
The Transport and Climate Change Global Status Report – 1st edition was released in December 2018 with the support of more than 20 authors, 40 contributors and 50 peer reviewers from more than 30 organisations. Since its release, the report has been a key resource for policy advocacy, training and outreach activities on transport and climate change.
About the SLOCAT Partnership
SLOCAT is the international multi-stakeholder partnership powering the sustainable, low-carbon transport revolution with ambition. solutions and collaboration. Our mission is to enable collaborative knowledge and action for sustainable, low carbon transport and bring the voice of the movement into international climate change and sustainability processes.
Our Partnership engages a vibrant international, multi-stakeholder ecosystem of over 90 entities across transport sectors associations, knowledge and academia, governments, multilateral organisations, NGOs, philanthropy and industry; as well as a large community of world-class experts and change-makers.
SLOCAT releases issue papers and reports to enable collaborative knowledge and action for sustainable, low carbon transport. While SLOCAT papers and reports have benefited from the considerations and input from the SLOCAT community, they do not necessarily represent a consensus among network participants on any given point. Although the information given in this report is the best available to the authors at the time, SLOCAT and its participants cannot be held liable for its accuracy and correctness. The designations employed and the presentation of material in the maps in this report do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever concerning the legal status of any region, country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, and is without prejudice to the status of or sovereignty over any territory, to the delimitation of international frontiers or boundaries and to the name of any territory, city or area.