High-Level Event on Zero-Emission Vehicles

By on 12/07/2015

Large scale adoption of zero-emission vehicles, or ZEVs, is essential to the efforts of the international community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, decrease the consumption of petroleum, and support the growth of a clean global economy. ZEVs, including battery electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles, are available now as a climate change solution with more than 1 million four-wheel vehicles and more than 230 million two- and three-wheel vehicles currently on the roads.

The Paris Electro Mobility Declaration suggests that ZEVs can offer a significant contribution to reduce emissions from the transport. According to the International Energy Agency, this transition will require that at least 20 percent of all road transport vehicles globally (40 percent of two- and three-wheelers and about 10 percent of cars and light commercial vehicles) will be electrically driven by 2030.

AVERE, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Electric Vehicles Initiative, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the International Energy Agency, the International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN- Habitat) invite you to the High-Level Event on Zero-Emission Vehicles, where leading figures from government and the private sector will discuss their experience in and vision for ZEV deployment around the world.
The event will demonstrate that governments and private-sector actors are committed to accelerating ZEV adoption.
The agenda is here.

Date: December 8th, 2015
Time: 13:30 – 15:00
Location: Netherlands Pavilion

COP 21 Blue Zone, Paris

For more information: Rob de Jong (Rob.Jong@unep.org, +254-20-7624184, Central European Time), Andre.Dzikus@un-habitat.org + 254-20-7623060, Central European Time)
Alex Barnum (alex.barnum@calepa.ca.gov, +1-916-322-7350, Pacific Time)
Pierpaolo Cazzola (pierpaolo.cazzola@iea.org, +33 1 40 57 66 88, Central European Time)

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