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Looking at climate change and transport from a gender perspective

The Paris Climate Change Agreement opened the door to a world where they commit to sustainable, low-carbon growth. The commitment affects every sector of society and economy, including clean transport where some of the most rapid gains can be made. Transport need to demonstrate how CO2-neutral transport can be achieved.   

The world is currently having over 1 billion cars, most of them in the hands of men. Women more than men use public transport that in least developed countries is less well governed, unreliable or organized. Women work largely in the informal sector and in the rural areas where transport is less developed, accessible or affordable. In some cases, the most utilized form of transport completely nonexistence for women to use.

November 13th is the Transport Day in the cop 22. Stakeholders in transport sector under the umbrella of Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC) organized side events in a city hotel in Marrakesh. The day had several plenary sessions and breakaway meetings. One of the sessions looked into gender and transport in the lenses of climate change.

On the strength of the recent project the commission is about to launch on inclusive urban transport, the commission participated in the sessions and called for clear disaggregation of data for all interventions on inclusive transport to provide accurate stock of contribution of women to sustainable mobility and ultimately to low carbon transport systems.

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