Alexander Ochs. LEDS EWG & SD Strategies (co-moderator). Introduction of the seminar & key findings from the report Roadmap for the Integration of Sustainable Energy and Transport in Small Islands
Angela Enriquez. LEDS TWG & SLOCAT. Avoid-Shift-Improve (ASI) and Sustainable Mobility Plans for Islands (SMPIs)
Tobias Rieper. Reiner Lemoine Institut (RLI)
Multi-criteria analysis (MCA) for defining the right low-carbon energy & transport development path
Natalie Rona. Libélula. Local implementation of NDC: Solar energy and electromobility in Arequipa
Carolina Chantrill. LEDS TWG & Asociación Sustentar. Planning the transition to electromobility: Lessons learned from the BRT System in Mexico City
About the webinar
The burning of fossil fuels for the supply of energy and transport services pollutes local environments, endangers the health of citizens, and contributes to climate change. It also prevents innovative technical advancements. Today, alternatives to socially, economically, and environmentally unsustainable energy and mobility systems exist: Recent years have seen enormous improvements in energy efficiency, unparalleled growth in renewable energy (RE), and breathtaking innovations in the transport sector, including the market-penetration of electric vehicles (EVs). Communities around the world have demonstrated how energy and transportation systems can be integrated based on renewable energies and a high degree of efficiency to make both sectors reliable, affordable, and sustainable.
This public online seminar will highlight the economic, social, and environmental benefits that energy and transport sector-coupling and a transition towards efficient EV- and RE-based systems can create. Panelists will present a recently published roadmap that lays out the broad menu of sustainable mobility solutions. They will discuss a concrete and practical process that allows local stakeholders and community leaders to jointly identify the best possible development pathway for advancing both sectors through their integration. The presenters will also discuss how they plan to further advance their work – and how the implementation of the new strategy in concrete island, city, and national contexts will look like.
Examples from Peru and Mexico will showcase concrete achievements and lessons learned in this issue area which will be essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America and worldwide.