It's always important to keep engaging with the various players who contribute to our sector - and even though COP24 has concluded, UITP's dedication to electric mobility and development continues.
We're pleased to bring you the latest update on our joint report with the World Bank on electric mobility and development.
We launched our joint report during COP24 (Katowice, 4th December 2018) and it has been so well received that we're continuing our relationship with our partners at the World Bank to bring you the latest thoughts from none other than Franz Drees-Gross, their Director for Transport.
“New and disruptive technologies such as electric mobility hold promise for greenhouse gas reductions, but there are challenges to be solved, including regulation, infrastructure and fiscal implications,” said Franz Drees-Gross, World Bank Director for Transport. “This paper is an important contribution to helping both developed and developing countries develop eMobility as a complementary element of their broader transport, energy, and climate strategies.”
Access the report in full here.
Keep reading for all the information you need to know on the report and the intitial launch during COP24.
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In the context of COP24, UITP partnered with the World Bank to deliver a major position paper on electric mobility and development.
The global study, launched on Tuesday 4th December and promoted further during our dedicated Transport Day, is dedicated to the technological and market developments of both private and public electric vehicles, and showcases examples of fleet deployment from around the world, including insights from several UITP members.
Our time at COP24 has now concluded so please make sure to read our concluding news on the website.
In order to bring even more visibility to our brilliant joint report with the World Bank, watch out for more news on this in the coming weeks!
Read the report in full here.
But first, make sure you catch up on all of the details surrounding the report below.
COP24 began on Sunday 2 December in Katowice, for a two-week-long negotiation on the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement, designed to combat climate change, adapt to its effects, and support developing countries in doing so.
On this occasion, the Polish presidency will present its partnership for e-mobility - Driving Change Together – Katowice Partnership for E-Mobility – in which public transport is expected to play a role to support the transition to a low carbon economy.
With around 23% of energy-related CO2 emissions stemming from transport, there is indeed still work to be done in the sector to reduce its impact on the climate.
In this context, UITP has partnered up with the World Bank to deliver a major position paper on electric mobility and development.
This global study is dedicated to the technological and market developments of both private and public electric vehicles, and showcases examples of fleet deployment from around the world, including insights from several UITP members.
In addition to informing all interested stakeholders about current trends, opportunities and challenges related to e-mobility, this extensive position paper includes recommendations for countries to design electric mobility programs that are successful and effective at achieving their intended development aims across climate, economic, fiscal, technical, institutional, and policy dimensions.
The report was presented on the 4th of December in Katowice by World Bank and UITP representatives, including Artur Perchel, Manager of Central Eastern Europe and Israel, and will be an opportunity to extend their support to the Katowice Partnership for e-mobility.
Read more about our partnership actions with the World Bank here!