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COP27 Side Event – Unlocking a pathway to low-carbon transport in African cities without compromising economic growth

11 November 2022 @ 11:00 12:30 Egypt (Eastern European Standard Time)

Globally, nearly a quarter of all energy-related carbon emissions come from the transport sector, making transport critical to achieving the ambitious Paris Agreement. The contribution from African countries to transport emissions has historically been low compared to the rest of the world, but they are increasing in line with increased prosperity and growing economies.

This session explores how economic growth in African countries can continue without adding to CO2. Rather than Africa’s need for improved mobility presenting a threat to the environment, could it present an opportunity by identifying new and better ways to develop low-carbon transport pathways?

Chair: Henry Kerali (High Volume Transport; University of Birmingham).


Clive Roberts (University of Birmingham)
Gary Haq (Stockholm Environment Institute; University of York)
Romanus Opiyo (Stockholm Environment Institute)
Bronwen Thornton (Walk21)