Emissions from the transport sector in Algeria increased from 16 MtCO₂e in 1990 to 46 MtCO₂e in 2019, a dramatic 189% increase. In its REEEDP, Algeria has committed to promote fuels based on Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) and fossil gas in the transport sector. Such measures are not in line with 1.5°C compatible pathways which require a full phase-out of fossil fuels.
Our analysis of 1.5 °C compatible pathways shows that the sector’s emissions could decline to around 17–20 MtCO₂e in 2030, and the sector could be fully decarbonised between 2046 and 2059. The adoption of electric vehicles (EV) and use of renewable fuels are two main drivers of emissions reductions in the transport sector. Under 1.5°C compatible scenarios electrification of the sector increases from 1% in 2019 to 9–59% in 2030 and 55–95% in 2050.