In June, Clean Energy Works participated in the Virtual Accelerator Workshop on e-Mobility hosted by Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, and the Partnership for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G).
PAYS for Clean Transport was selected as one of business models to support scaling public transport electrification. Margarita Parra’s presentation centered around the role that utilities can play as catalysts for scale up and scale out. There were 11 other business models discussed and we shared the stage with partners such as the Zero Emission Bus Rapid-deployment Accelerator (ZEBRA) and Accelerating E-mobility Solutions for Social Change. The Accelerator had a launch event, online forum discussions with innovative tools such as Mural, and a final event with entities from around the world focusing on e-mobility. Clean Energy Works was invited to the Closing Plenary Session to speak as an expert in the field alongside colleagues from the Green Climate Fund, the Asian Development Bank, and representatives from governments and private sector companies.
This Accelerator workshop proved that partnerships are a key component to leverage the work by public sector, private companies — including utilities, and civil society. To build back better and greener from the COVID-19 crisis, we have to include innovations in financing instruments and in business models.