Globally, the transport sector accounts for 24 percent of GHG emissions from fuel combustion, while renewable energy uptake in the transport sector is merely at 3 percent. While there is now a greater focus on electrification as a central element to improve air quality and decarbonizing the transport sector, the question remains: how quickly can this transition happen and what role can the public and private sectors play in accelerating this process?
Chinese cities have shown the fastest transition to electrification in public transport, while European cities are leveraging on the energy transition to encourage uptake of renewables in electrification.
This webinar presented a global overview of electrification in the transport sector and case studies to understand the enabling policies, infrastructure, financing mechanism, business models in Chinese contexts that accelerated electrification in the public transport sector. How can the public and private sectors work together in this process?
This webinar was moderated by Tsu-Jui Cheng, Global Coordinator and Program Manager of Sustainable Mobility at ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (Click to download the presentation slides). Our distinguished speakers included:
- Ms. Hannah E. Murdock, Project Manager & Analyst, REN21 – The Transport Sector in the Energy Transition: Findings from the Renewables 2019 Global Status Report
- Ms. Chen Jingyi, Clerk, Management Committee of Sino-German Industrial Service Zone (Foshan New City), China – The electrification of public transport in Foshan
- Ms. Shen Yubing, Deputy director, Shenzhen Urban Transport Planning & Design Institute, China – Low carbon transport: Introduction of new energy buses in Shenzhen
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 REN21, 2018. Global Status of Renewable Energy in Cities