About the Tracker

The Tracker of Climate Strategies for Transport enables you to get a clear picture of ambition, targets and policies in NDCs and Long-Term Strategies by countries to support sustainable transport. It is currently in its beta stage, so please feel free to share your thoughts and comments with us and help us improve the Tracker over time! 

The Tracker of Climate Strategies for Transport was developed by the SLOCAT Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport and the Advancing Transport Climate Strategies in Rapidly Motorising Countries (TraCS) project that is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and financed by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. 

We encourage you to use the tracker for your own work and research. Find relevant instructions in this how-to use guide. The summary analysis shows the major results of the tracker. The key insights and good practices of this analysis can be retrieved here

Content of tracker 

With the Tracker of Climate Strategies for Transport, you can keep track of national-level climate policies and targets in transport. In particular, it provides information on the role of transport in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Long-term Low Greenhouse Gas Emission Development Strategies (LTS) – the two most important instruments of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to well below 2°C.  

The tracker will be updated constantly. The newest NDCs and LTS will be added once published on the submissions portal of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The original NDC can be found in the NDC Registry and the LTS are compiled here. The Tracker of Climate Strategies for Transport will be updated in the future with other major national strategies, starting with the relevant transport documents references in the LTS and NDCs.  You can already access additional information that will be implemented soon as a download here.

Features of tracker 

You can get information on the role of transport in climate strategies all over the world, in a certain region or in a particular country. The world map on the start page gives an overview, bar charts enable the comparison of transport’s role between different generations of climate policy documents. The tables on targets, mitigation and adaptation actions and more provide a whole range of transport-related information from climate plans. Read more about how to use the tracker here

The wealth of available information comprises climate targets as well as climate actions for mitigation and adaptation in transport. You can also find out which means of implementation countries include in their climate plans or what government structures are in place for transport climate action. 

Country pages present a more in-depth picture of available climate policies and put it into context by providing information on GHG emissions and economic development.  

Relevant material 

The Tracker of Climate Strategies for Transport builds upon two studies that were conducted by SLOCAT and GIZ in 2016 and 2017 respectively. In order to assess if the importance of transport for climate action was reflected in the first round of NDCs, GIZ as well as SLOCAT conducted first assessments of the role of transport back then. Also, the Tracker of Climate Strategies for Transport draws information from SLOCAT’s Transport and Climate Change Global Status Report (TCC-GSR). 

The tracker was developed in consultation with the International Transport Forum (ITF), the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and the World Resources Institute (WRI). They were consulted with regards to the typology and assessment areas of the tracker. The tracker benefited from their activities to enhance ambition of transport in NDCs, such as ITF’s Transport Climate Action Directory and WRI’s Enhancing NDCs: Opportunities in Transport

How to cite 

When referring to information from the Tracker of Climate Strategies for Transport, please use the following citation: 

GIZ & SLOCAT. (2021). Tracker of Climate Strategies for Transport (vs 1.0). Available from: www.changing-transport.org/tracker.  

We are happy to hear your thoughts on the Tracker of Climate Strategies for Transport! So, if you would like to share questions or comments with us, please feel free to reach out to Nadja Taeger (email hidden; JavaScript is required) from GIZ or Nikola Medimorec (email hidden; JavaScript is required) from SLOCAT.