Asia Pacific Climate Week: Accelerating Regional Collaboration on Zero-Emission Trucks and Buses

Nov 15, 2023 12:00 pm MYT

Join us at the UNFCCC’s Asia Pacific Climate Week for a high-level, interactive hybrid roundtable event, which will focus on the transition to a zero-emission commercial vehicle future. Discover how quickly this transformation can occur through ambitious policies, programs, and public-private partnerships.

Transport in Asia and the Pacific, one of the fastest-growing carbon-emitting sectors, is currently not on track to meet its decarbonization target by 2050 as demand and emissions continue to grow across all sub-regions. Global freight transport is projected to increase, more than tripling in Southeast Asia and more than doubling in East and Northeast Asia. However, there is a broad range of measures that can effectively reduce transport carbon emissions.

This event is focused on the decarbonization of heavy-duty vehicles, including trucks and buses. As one of the hardest-to-abate transport subsectors, it is critical to collaborate with relevant stakeholders to determine effective policies for its decarbonization. Different stakeholder groups, including the private sector, will be invited to exchange knowledge and discuss policy mechanisms related to infrastructure, financing, and regulatory needs that will accelerate the transition to zero-emission trucks and buses in Asia and the Pacific.

The session is facilitated by the Netherlands and CALSTART, together with UN-ESCAP. Under the Netherlands and CALSTART co-led Global MOU, countries are committed to working towards 100% new sales of medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles (ZE-MHDVs) by 2040, with an interim goal of at least 30% new ZE-MHDV sales by 2030. The Global MOU is gaining momentum with new signatories and stakeholders looking to translate ambition into action.

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