Dr ValΓ©rie Masson-Delmotte Profile picture
PhD, climate scientist @IPSL/LSCE, CEA, Paris Saclay; co-chair of @IPCC_CH WGI (#AR6). Tweets are my own. I like birds, books, e-bike commuting. Vegetarian.

May 20, 2022, 25 tweets

🎁 Surprise gift!

Based on relevant evidence assessed in the 2021-2022 @IPCC_CH reports, @Goneri76 and I have prepared a virtual box on 🚲 and #climate action.

πŸ™ @leitzell @wolfgangcramer @NadaCaud and other colleagues for comments and suggestions!

πŸ§΅β¬‡οΈ
(1/...)

Global greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector πŸš—πŸš›πŸš‚βœˆοΈπŸš’ have increased by around 2% per year between 2010 and 2019, and account for around 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activities.

(2/...)

Shifts to bikes and e-bikes is a modest, yet cheap, option to reduce greenhouse gas emissions #mitigation

(3/...)

In fact, 🚲 cycling is one of the lifestyle changes with the largest potential to reduce our individual carbon footprint.

(4/...)

Each option to reduce greenhouse gas emissions can have other co-benefits or trade-offs with other dimensions of sustainability, related to sustainable development goals #SDGs

(5/...)

And shifts to bikes and e-bikes (and walking) comes with many co-benefits!

(6/...)

Using bikes and e-bikes is affordable, and can support gender equality related to mobility

(7/...)

Cycling and walking is good for heath too.

(8/...)

Active mobility with safe and convenient infrastructure provides direct physical health and well-being benefits, helps reducing air pollution, and coping with heat stress 🌑️ (an adaptation measure!).

9/...

Cycling goes hand in hand with sustainable cities and communities, and urban forms designed to facilitate cycling.

(10/...)

Climate resilient development is the process of implementing adaptation and mitigation measures to support sustainable development

(11/...)

Cycling is part of climate resilient development!

(12/...)

Transport demand reductions and mode shift are feasible options in strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

(13/...)

Established cities have a potential for transformation by focusing on creating modal shift

(14/...)

Rapidly growing cities can include active mobility in their design

(15/...)

Solutions include planning cities so that multiple destinations (work, schools, services, leasures...) are accessed within a 10 mn walk or bicycle ride

(16/...)

Improving green infrastructure connectivity for cycling is an urban nature-based solution : people are willing to cycle longer on safe tracks and with green surroundings.

(17/...)

There are known barriers for cycling uptake, for instance related to habits, housing costs, and lobbying to privilege the status quo

(18/...)

In particular, urban development patterns designed for cars

(19/...)

Multiple approaches can enable cycling uptake, such as investiments in infrastructures, inclusion in local transport plans, or bike-to-work campaigns. This requires participation, discussion and debate.

(20/...)

Bike sharing programmes can help - in particular when management is also optimised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

(21/...)

Behavioural change in a short time and at a massive scale is possible, with adequate enabling conditions.

(22/...)

The time for action is now - and every choice matters
- including strategies to support πŸš²πŸ™‚ !

(23/...)

Thank you for your attention.

Have a nice week-end, and maybe enjoy your 🚲!

- END

PS
πŸ”Ήthe @IPCC_CH reports are available here (we did a systematic search with 🚲 keywords) : ipcc.ch/assessment-rep…
πŸ”Ήthe slides are available for download there : sharebox.lsce.ipsl.fr/index.php/s/mR…

Share this Scrolly Tale with your friends.

A Scrolly Tale is a new way to read Twitter threads with a more visually immersive experience.
Discover more beautiful Scrolly Tales like this.

Keep scrolling