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What next for e-mobility?

September 14, 2020

Charging an electric car in India
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The need to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as part of the Paris Agreement has focused attention on the highly polluting transport sector, which accounts for a quarter of global GHG emissions. According to the World Resources Institute, to meet the Paris Agreement targets, emissions from the transport sector must peak around 2020 and fall 9 percent by 2030.

If powered by renewable energy, electric vehicles can play an important role in helping to reach this target, while helping to catalyze economic and health benefits along the way. Working to support the acceleration of e-mobility around the world, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), with support from the Global Environment Facility, is working in seven countries to help accelerate the shift to more sustainable transport systems in order to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).