Long-term strategy for decarbonisation of transport Location: TRA 2020, Helsinki
Co-organisers: Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI) Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, UN-Habitat, UN Environment, VTT
in collaboration with DG RTD, ERTRAC and EGVIA
Electrification of road transport is progressing at rapid growth rates. Viable electric mobility technologies and solutions are being introduced and deployed in many transport modes. Electrification is a key measure to reduce total energy use and carbon footprint from the transport sector. Also, it helps mitigating air quality problems in urban areas. The session will present and discuss the status and outlook of transport electrification in the global setting, in terms of technology, market, procurement, finance, and the multitude of local and regional implementations.
This side-event will present recently developed demonstration actions on urban electric mobility in cities in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Insights from the development of implementation projects in cooperation with local authorities will be shared along with concepts for innovative business models and supporting measures. The session deals with European and global status and outlook of transport electrification in several transport modes. European perspective in urban transit systems is discussed through the European clean bus deployment initiative and the APOLLO project. Global EV outlook gives status of policy and market diffusion in the global context, whereas approaches to sustainable electrification in large urban areas is addressed through recent activities of the EU-funded SOLUTIONSplus project, which establishes a global platform for shared, public and commercial e-mobility solutions, and to kick start the transition towards low-carbon urban mobility. The event will feature city level demonstrations to test different types of innovative and integrated e-mobility solutions, complemented by presentations on a comprehensive toolbox, which is being developed by the project in collaboration with UN Environment and the International Energy Agency.
Patrick Mercier-Handisyde (DGRTD) Octavia Stepan (INEA) Umberto Guida (UITP) Marine Gorner (IEA) Oliver Lah (UEMI) Rob de Jong, UN Environment