United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in is organizing the Regional Meeting on Accelerating the Transition to Electric Mobility for Public Transport in collaboration with the Department of Transportation, the Philippines on 24 and 25 May 2023 in Manila. The meeting will be conducted in English language only.
Achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement of limiting global warming to well below 2 degree C compared to pre-industrial levels will require rapid decarbonization across all sectors including the transport sector. Transitioning to electric mobility in public transport is one of the policy options to reduce vehicle emissions and dependence on fossil fuel for transport operations. Furthermore, electric mobility, improvement of public transport and shifts to renewable energy sources are some of the key transport strategies listed in the nationally determined contributions of Asian countries.
The objective of the meeting is to share international, regional, and national experiences on transitioning to electric mobility and to raise awareness and enhance capacity of key stakeholders on the development of national policy frameworks on electric mobility. A series of policy-oriented reports on e-mobility in public transport commissioned by ESCAP such as a step-by-step guideline, case studies on operation of electric buses and the Asia-Pacific Initiative on Electric Mobility will be disseminated. The meeting aims to foster greater collaboration among e-mobility stakeholders from both the public and private sectors in the region.
Participants from the Asia-Pacific region, representatives of development partners and international and regional experts on electric mobility are expected to attend the meeting.