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Zero Emission Vehicle Pledges Made at COP26

2021/11/11 10:29:04

UK COP Presidency announcements relating to sustainable transport

List of announcements, 10 November

  • As one of the Glasgow Breakthroughs at the World Leader Summit, 30 countries have agreed to work together to make zero emission vehicles the new normal by making them accessible, affordable, and sustainable in all regions by 2030 or sooner.
  • A number of emerging markets are agreeing to accelerate the transition to ZEVs in their markets (including India, Rwanda, Kenya)
  • Launch of a new World Bank trust fund that will mobilise $200 million over the next 10 years to decarbonise road transport in emerging markets and developing economies.
  • This goal is guiding the Zero Emission Vehicle Transition Council (ZEVTC), which will today met with distinguished representatives, including experts on the transition in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs), to discuss how international collaboration can support a global transition. The ZEVTC will launch its first annual Action Plan, which sets out areas for sustained international cooperation to accelerate the transition during 2022. The US has today joined the UK as a co-chair of the ZEVTC.
  • Nineteen governments have also stated their intent to support the establishment of ‘green shipping corridors’ – zero-emission shipping routes between two ports. This will involve deploying zero-emission vessel technologies and putting alternative fuel and charging infrastructure in place in ports to allow for zero emission shipping on key routes across the globe.
  • The UK has pledged to shift to clean trucks by committing to end the sale of most new diesel trucks between 2035 and 2040.

Banner image: A team organized by Polish Minister and President of COP24, Michał Kurtyka, arrived at COP26 today, after having driven 10,000 km from Poland in two electric cars. The team is raising awareness for the need for a rapid tranition to e-mobility, crucial to acheive the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. They were were welcomed by Ina Paranova, Director of Communications and Engagement at UN Climate Change.

Organized by China Green Carbon Foundation  

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