Seminar Transport Sector Responses to Emerging Climate Risks

9th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR, Tallinn, 4-5 June 2018 HA Climate/PA Transport/PA Ship Joint seminar Transport Sector Responses to Emerging Climate Risks

Under the Paris Agreement, governments agreed to keep the rise in global average temperature below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, aiming to limit it to 1.5°C. According to the UNFCCC, the contributions of the Paris Agreement Signatories will not be sufficient to keep the temperature below 2°C. Emissions from most of EU sectors have generally been declining since 1990, but emissions from the transport sector have not: significantly more greenhouse gases are currently being emitted than in 1990 and the trend rose again in 2014 and 2015 due to higher transport demand linked to the economic recovery. Transport sector contributes about 1/3 of EU annual GHG emission, thus the sector must take additional measures to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Key-note speakers will address current state of the play in EU transport sector responding to the challenges posed by new goals for GHG mitigation and will discuss on how to improve cross-border and transnational cooperation on adaptation and increase resilience of the sector to the risks related to climate change.

Seminar will contribute to the EUSBSR Annual Forum discussions on “After 2020” by discussing opportunities and proposing the ideas on how to further mainstream the mitigation and adaptation within the EUSBSR and how to finance integrated climate actions in EU MFF post 2020. Seminar contributes also to AF main theme Marine Environment as low-carbon transport in BSR has less negative impact to Baltic Sea environment.



Under the Paris Agreement, governments agreed to keep the rise in global average temperature below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, aiming to limit it to 1.5°C. According to the UNFCCC, the contributions of the Paris Agreement Signatories will not be sufficient to keep the temperature below 2°C. Emissions from most of EU sectors have generally been declining since 1990, but emissions from the transport sector have not: significantly more greenhouse gases are currently being emitted than in 1990 and the trend rose again in 2014 and 2015 due to higher transport demand linked to the economic recovery. Transport sector contributes about 1/3 of EU annual GHG emission, thus the sector must take additional measures to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Key-note speakers will address current state of the play in EU transport sector responding to the challenges posed by new goals for GHG mitigation and will discuss on how to improve cross-border and transnational cooperation on adaptation and increase resilience of the sector to the risks related to climate change.

Seminar will contribute to the EUSBSR Annual Forum discussions on “After 2020” by discussing opportunities and proposing the ideas on how to further mainstream the mitigation and adaptation within the EUSBSR and how to finance integrated climate actions in EU MFF post 2020. Seminar contributes also to AF main theme Marine Environment as low-carbon transport in BSR has less negative impact to Baltic Sea environment.

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