In a recent press briefing at COP24, Navigant discussed ways to achieve Paris Agreement goals
Scaling up climate action in the electric supply, residential buildings, and passenger road transport sectors could help the European Union (EU) reduce emission by more than 50% by 2030. These three sectors account for around 60% of the EU28’s emissions.
Through the Climate Action Tracker (CAT) partnership, Navigant partnered with Climate Analytics and NewClimate Institute to produce Scaling Up Climate Action: European Union. The report is the second in the CAT’s new series of analyses that identifies the most promising sectoral pathways for countries to achieve Paris Agreement 1.5˚C compatibility.
The experts presented the report’s recent findings during the Climate Action Tracker Press Conference at the COP24 climate conference in Katowice, Poland.
Key findings from the report include:
“Road transport is responsible for 30% of the EU’s NOx emissions,” said Yvonne Deng, associate director leading the project at Navigant. “Decarbonizing the transport sector would not only help the EU become Paris Agreement-compatible, it would also significantly decrease the EU’s reliance on energy imports, and help reduce air and noise pollution.”