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UK and Poland launch new e-mobility initiative ahead of COP24

The UK and Poland have launched a new e-mobility initiative ahead of COP24 in December.

  • 23 November 2018
  • Rachel Cooper

The UK and Poland have launched a new e-mobility initiative ahead of COP24 in December.

The ‘Driving Change Together’ initiative, led by the Polish COP24 President Michal Kurtyka, aims to create a network of partnerships between cities, regional and national governments, and NGOs. It is designed to be a platform for building and sharing knowledge on electromobility and accelerating new e-mobility solutions on both local and international levels.

Richard Harrington, Minister for Business and Industry, said: “Ahead of COP24, the UK and Poland are calling on all countries to renew their efforts to accelerate the transition to low emission vehicles to create a cleaner, greener legacy for future generations.”

To accelerate the transition to low emission vehicles they are suggest committing to a zero emission future for transport as well as driving demand through consumer incentives and setting targets for zero emission fleets.

The COP24 announcement said that transport needs to be decarbonised to meet the goals set at the Paris Agreement including limiting global temperature rise to below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Richard Harrington added: “Last month’s IPCC report was a stark warning of the potentially devastating effects of climate change, but with this challenge comes one of the greatest industrial opportunities of our time - clean growth. The UK leads the world in cutting emissions while growing our economy and just weeks ago we held the world’s first summit to accelerate global investment in zero emission technology and infrastructure.”

This news follows the Polish Government adopting a new law on electromobility aimed at turning Poland into a new e-mobility leader in Europe.

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