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Net-zero vehicles and efficient transport key to decarbonising sector by 2050

Decarbonising South Africa’s Transport Sector is the latest report to be released as part of the series of publications from the Climate Pathways and Just Transition Project. The report is run by the National Business Initiative (NBI), in partnership with Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Globally, the transport sector is one of the significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, with most transport today running off internal combustion engines powered by fossil fuels. Global CO2 emissions from the transport sector grew by 8% year-on-year and rebounded to a 37% share of emissions in 2021 post-pandemic. In South Africa, transport is the third largest emitting sector, with almost 55 Mt CO2 emissions contributing more than 10% to the country’s national gross emissions. Bizcommunity, 4 April 2023.

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