Passenger transport project kicks off
Cover of Presentation on Passenger Transport
WWF has started work on the passenger sector area of its transport programme, following a series of interactive work sessions with key stakeholders. Our enquiry is focused on potential mitigation interventions in passenger transport in Gauteng, and their impacts on equity, within low, medium and high income groups. In April last year, we held a workshop with government and parastatal officials, which looked at both freight and passenger sectors. During the course of 2013, provincial workshops addressed the issues with trade unions. In October we held a workshop with users of passenger transport, drawn from Khathorus, Soweto, PUTCO Commuters Organisation, Transport Users Group of Persons with Disabilities, Johannesburg Disability Forum, Joburg Urban Cyclists Association. In February this year, we completed the project initiation cycle with a workshop with business in the passenger sector. These documents reflect discussions in the latest workshop.
At a workshop with business in the passenger sector, WWF presented an overview of greenhouse gas emissions, the future impacts of climate change and the South African government’s position. The presentation offered information about the transport sector specifically and what opportunities are available to reduce emissions from this sector, with a scan of what the national Departments of Environmental Affairs, and Transport, parastatals, and Gauteng government are doing in terms of this.