(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) LEIPZIG, Germany, May 24. The UK, Ireland,
Liechtenstein, Norway, Germany, Korea, Lithuania, Romania have
committed to decarbonizing their domestic transport systems within
the Paris Agreement, trend reports.
The relevant joint statement of the ministers of these countries
was prepared within the Ministers' Roundtable on Transport and
climate change: Moving forward from COP27 at the International
Transport Forum's Annual Summit on 24 May 2023.
"We recognize that keeping this commitment within reach will not
be possible without accelerated decarbonization of the transport
sector. There is no pathway to 1.5°C that includes the continued
unabated use of fossil fuels in the transport sector, and there is
an urgent need to rapidly scale up decarbonization solutions across
all modes of transport. To this end we commit to developing and
implementing ambitious sectoral strategies and targets for domestic
transport decarbonization. We commit to aligning these strategies
with our nationally determined contributions under the Paris
Agreement, and to keeping them under review. We call on all parties
to the Agreement to do the same in advance of UNFCCC-COP28," the
Furthermore, the ministers have committed to working through the
responsible institutions, the International Maritime Organization
(IMO) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), to
drive increased ambition and action in the aviation and shipping,
given the fact that emissions in those sectors are not regulated by
the UNFCCC framework.
"We recall the historic adoption of net zero CO2 emissions by
2050 as a new global goal for international aviation at the 41st
Session of the ICAO Assembly as an example of the success of the
international community in agreeing 1.5°C-aligned targets for
international emissions," the statement added.
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