Intergovernmental panel on climate change

UN calls for investment into investment in sustainable transition, rail support

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change calls for investment in a sustainable transition to strengthen the effort to reduce global warming to 1.5°C. It is committed to the rail solution.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which assesses climate change, released its latest report on the last five years of steadily increasing greenhouse gas emissions at its latest meeting. This newest update emphasises effective methods of reducing emissions and combating climate change and concludes that more needs to be done than anticipated.

In addition to progress on energy efficiency and emission reductions, a modal shift towards zero-emission travel and low-emission public transport is needed. In the next decade, the market share of these modes is expected to increase by more than 40%, and freight logistics flows should exploit the potential of rail. Estimates based on the International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook point to a potential reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of 460 Mt by 2050.

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