E-mobility and Sustainable Urban Transport
28 April ~ 1 May 2020
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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 by 6 March 2020 (Friday)
※ Late application will NOT be accepted.
Assistance with Travel Expenses
UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC provides a LIMITED financial assistance with the airfare to Jeju-do, Republic of Korea.