A webinar organized by IDDRI, within the framework of the Climate Week NYC that takes place on September 20-26.

The Climate Week NYC returns for 2021 with a focus on fulfilling and increasing commitments made by businesses, governments, and organizations. It is the time and place where the world gathers to showcase leading climate action and discuss how to do more, fast.

NYC Climate Week's logo - 2021


Description of the session

While the targets and plans set in countries' Nationally-Determined Contributions (NDCs) reveal current levels of ambition, they do not paint a complete picture of the global trends and developments which are both leading to and helping mitigate the transport sector’s impact on the climate.

This event proposed to adopt a different and complementary perspective on climate ambition around systemic transformations and their enablers in taking stock of progress inside countries and sectors.

Read our report on this topic: "Climate ambition beyond emission numbers - Taking stock of progress by looking inside countries and sectors"


  1. Welcome and framing introduction - looking at climate ambition beyond emission numbers (Yann Briand, IDDRI)
  2. Approaching transport zero emissions: challenges and enabling conditions - Presentation of sectoral insights (Emily Hosek, SLOCAT) - Presentation of country-specific insights on transport (Marcio de Almeida D'Agosto, UFRJ)
  3. Panel reactions with key international sectoral experts and policymakers
    Clarisse Linke - Brazil Director, ITDP
    Dominique Radal - Senior VP Sustainable Development and Mobility, Michelin Group 
    Daniel Bongardt - Programme Director Transport and Climate Change, GIZ
    Prarthana Borah - India Director, Clean Air Asia
  4. Q/A session with the room

More information about the Climate Week NYC and the session