COP24 began last Sunday (Katowice, 2 December 2018), 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 will be 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 the full report, in pdf. format, here.

Read about UITP’s two partnerships for COP24: with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and the UNFCCC and UIC.