On top of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are facing a much greater crisis - the climate emergency. If we are to combat the climate emergency alone, each and every one must collectively partake in the solution in every sector of society. For mobility, the important and practical question to ask is how can we build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic and use it as a positive momentum to accellerate the deployment of zero-emission alternatives.
Traditional buses – those with internal combustion engines – are responsible for a significant share of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. Despite the ability for zero-emission buses to deliver substantial health, environmental, and economic benefits through cleaner air quality and emissions reductions, the steep upfront costs of zero-emission buses and uncertainty over the technology are holding back cities from effecting a transition towards sustainable transport. Depending on the market, zero-emission buses can be two or even three times more expensive than comparable diesel buses, due largely to the cost of batteries.
The C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF) is organising this webinar series in collaboration with ITDP and the city of Jakarta to inspire and encourage cities across Indonesia and the broader Southeast Asian region to plan and implement a shift towards zero-emission buses by learning from common best practices in the field and experience from CFF-supported projects. As a pre-event to the JDCN Forum 2020, this 4-part webinar series from 12 Nov to 2 Dec is organised to inspire, synchronize, and amplify policies, incentives, and support in the uptake of electric mobility in cities. It further aims to learn what various stakeholders are doing to incentivise e-mobility and to contribute to the ‘great reset’ post COVID-19 by accelerating the diffusion and uptake of electric mobility.
The sessions are listed below:
- Piloting zero-emission buses: Best practices data analysis
- Business case for zero-emission buses: Experience with TransJakarta
- Charging zero-emission buses: Case of TransJakarta
- Collaboration to accelerate e-mobility diffusion in Jakarta
You can find the recordings and presentation for all of the sessions below: