The transport sector today is responsible for around 25% of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion and its share of global emissions is on the rise. Electrification of transport could be one of the options to achieve emissions reductions at the scale necessary to decarbonize transport. Indeed, electrification of transport could significantly reduce vehicle emissions in cities while also reducing dependence on fossil fuel imports for transport. However, despite the potential benefits of electro-mobility, electric vehicles (EVs) represent little over 2% of global vehicle sales and a small share of the global vehicle fleet.
With abundance of hydropower, the transition to electric mobility is one of Nepal’s priorities to support decarbonization of the transport sector. Reduction in import taxes on EVs, development of charging stations in Kathmandu, operation of electric tempo, procurement of electric buses and operation of electric buses by private sector in Kathmandu are some of ongoing initiatives in Nepal. Nepal is planning to expand electric public transport network in intercity travel by installing charging stations at strategic locations. A comprehensive integrated strategy, policy and roadmap on electrification of public transport would be useful for further promotion of electric mobility in Nepal.
The workshop is jointly organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Nepal.
The workshop aims to bring together relevant transport, urban and energy stakeholders from Governmental entities, various organizations, public and private sector in Nepal, and national and international experts to present and discuss various issues, challenges as well as strategy and roadmap for transitioning to electric mobility in Nepal.
Please register by 13 May 2022.