Transport plays a key role in delivering on the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda. While providing essential services to society and economy, transport is also an important part of the economy and it is at the core of a number of major sustainability challenges, in particular climate change, air quality, safety, energy security and efficiency in the use of resources. Electric mobility solutions are a key element in this, but needs to be integrated in a wider concept for sustainable mobility to deliver on climate change mitigation targets and on opportunities for contributions to wider sustainable development objectives.
The Urban Electric Mobility session the G-STIC 2017 conference will focus on the role of electric mobility solutions for different modes of transport in a wider sustainable development context. Innovative solutions from Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America will be presented and participants will jointly co-create a position paper addressing questions such as:
- What policies are needed at the local and national level to achieve a sustainable, low-carbon pathway for transport?
- What are the common challenges of cities and where are the differences and what are the key criteria for transferability?
- What is the role of technology in the transition towards sustainable urban mobility?
- How can transport and energy sectors be integrated and interlinked to mutually reinforce the decarbonisation in these sectors?
- What are the socio-economic, political and institutional issues that help or hinder in the implementation of low-carbon mobility solutions?