Last week the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) convened various international organizations to discuss transport decarbonization at the Transport and Climate Change Week. GIZ’s partners include groups such as the Sustainable and Low Carbon Transportation (SLOCAT) Partnership, C40 Cities Climate Facility, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, and the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI). Clean Energy Works works closely with many of these partners on transit electrification in Latin America.
During the event, SLOCAT launched the Transport and Climate Change Global Status Report. This is a unique tool for decision makers and practitioners of low carbon transportation policies, with expert contributors globally. Margarita Parra, Director of Transportation at Clean Energy Works, was a contributing author to the electric mobility chapter. This second edition of the report, covering all transportation modes, offers multiple interactive resources to illustrate progress towards proposed targets and where to concentrate effort to fulfill the Paris Agreement.
To add to this momentum ClimateWorks Foundation is also launching the Drive Electric Campaign and brings together these partners GIZ, TUMI, C40, WRI, and many others to pledge a transformation to 100% electric drive road transportation. This Campaign captures and aggregates pledges such as EV100, C40 Green and Healthy Streets, and Road to Zero. Clean Energy Works supports this effort and is working in the United States and in Latin America to increase deployment of electric buses through innovative business models such as inclusive utility investments.