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E-mobility and Sustainable Urban Transport

 

28 April ~ 1 May 2020

 

Background

 

According to the United Nations, 55 percent of global population lives, commutes, and works in urban areas today and it is expected to increase to nearly 70 percent by the year 2050. In an era of rapid urbanization, many cities are facing a wide range of environmental problems which often hinder sustainable urban development such as air pollution, rising greenhouse gas emissions and the growing impact of climate change.

 

Transport is at the core of major environmental problems, namely air quality, climate change, energy security and efficiency in the use of resources. While transport accounts for about one quarter of carbon emissions to the atmosphere, it plays a key role in delivering on the Paris Agreement and in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. The New Urban Agenda adopted at Habitat III, which provides a road-map for sustainable urban development, also recognizes the role of clean and smart mobility and transport systems in addressing the sustainability challenges.

 

As urbanization continues to increase, the global vehicle fleet is projected to double by 2050 and the majority of growth will take place in developing and transition countries, most of which lack vehicle emissions standards or incentives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. With increasing transport-related emissions and pollutants, electric mobility solutions in all forms have the potential to make significant contributions to climate-friendly mobility in cities. Indeed, many e-mobility solutions are readily available and rapidly being adopted in cities across the world. As technology and market for electric mobility becomes more mature, it is important to ensure that e-mobility solutions are properly integrated in a wider sustainable development concept to achieve sustainable urban development.

 

This capacity building workshop will support policy makers and urban planners in Asia and the Pacific region to undertake the actions to accelerate the adoption of electric mobility in their cities. Additionally, the aim of the capacity building workshop is to provide useful insights on policy, technological, and institutional development into how Asian and Pacific cities can advance e-mobility in achieving sustainable development goals and bring transformational changes in urban transport. This workshop will be affiliated with the 7th International Electric Vehicle Expo (IEVE) held in Jeju where the island has proclaimed to go carbon-free by 2030 through electric vehicles and wind power plants.

 

Event Objectives

 

For the capacity building, this event will:

l  Offer a venue for knowledge sharing and discussion, and motivate participants to discuss their current status of urban transport and development of electric mobility;

l  Provide an opportunity for policy makers and urban planners in the Asia-Pacific region to share and exchange their best practices and policies related to electric mobility;

l  Promote a learning atmosphere between cities and establish a strong network which can be utilized after the workshop.

 

Learning Objectives

 

After the workshop, participants will be able to:

l  Raise awareness on electric mobility solutions in the context of the clean transport system and 2030 agenda for sustainable development;

l  Promote electric mobility as one of the key solutions to reduce carbon emission in Asia and the Pacific region;

l  Discuss policies and strategies to enhance sustainability of urban mobility in the region;

l  Expand networks and identify partners with expertise to assist governments to improve their practices.


Content and Structure

 

The contents of this training workshop are as follows:

l  Module 1: Overview of Sustainable Urban Mobility

l  Module 2: Transport-related Challenges and Electric Mobility Solutions

l  Module 3: Policy and Strategies for Promoting E-Mobility

l  Module 4: Engaging in Action Plan

 

Methodology

 

The workshop will be composed of the followings:

l  Lectures and Presentations

l  Group Discussion and Exercises

l  UNITAR CityShare Methodology

l  Action Plan Presentation

l  Study Visit

 

Target Audience

 

This workshop is open to government officials and personnel from non-profit, civil, and private sectors in Asia and the Pacific region who work on policies and projects related to environment, transport, and urban development.


 

Event detail

 

∙ Event type

Workshop

∙ Date

28 April – 1 May 2020

∙ Venue

UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/Jeju International Training Center (JITC), Jeju-do, Korea

∙ Organizers

UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC

∙ Websites

http://www.cifaljeju.org/

∙ Certificate

UNITAR and UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC will jointly issue a certificate upon completion of the training

 

 

Requirements

 

Selected applicants are required to:

l  Submit necessary documents on time, i.e., registration form etc.

l  Complete and submit pre-training readings and assignments, i.e. case studies etc.

l  Actively participate in the training program

l  Be fluent in written and spoken English

*Additionally, Participants are required to bring a personal laptop for UNITAR CityShare Methodology.

 

 

Application and deadline

 

Send the following 7 documents to cifaljeju.env1@gmail.com by 6 March 2020 (Friday)

1. Application form

Download from http://www.cifaljeju.org/

2. Letter of commitment

3. Acknowledgement, waiver and release of liability

4. Consent to collection, usage, and disclosure of personal information

5. One page case study description

(see the guideline in the application form)

6. Letter of nomination

Your organization’s format with official seal

7. Curriculum Vitae

Your own format

Late application will NOT be accepted.

 










Note

 

l  Application without required documents will NOT be considered.

l  Participation is subject to approval of the application by UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC.

l  Only selected applicants will be notified individually.

 


Assistance with Travel Expenses

 

UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC provides a LIMITED financial assistance with the airfare to Jeju-do, Republic of Korea.

 

Point of departure (By Region / Country)

Amount

Eastern Asia

South Korea

KRW 150,000

China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan and Chinese Taipei

US$ 300

Mongolia

US$ 550

South-Eastern Asia

Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam

US$ 450

Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar

US$ 650

Southern Asia

Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and 

Sri Lanka

US$ 800

Bangladesh

US$ 850

Nepal

US$ 950

Pacific Islands

Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tuvalu and Vanuatu

US$ 1,200

* Other points of departure – please contact UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC






















  • Local expenses (venue-to-venue transportation, accommodation, and meals) during the workshop will be covered by CIFAL Jeju.

  • All other expenses including visa fee are the responsibility of the participants.




 



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