The Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI) was initiated by UN-Habitat and the SOLUTIONS project and launched at the UN Climate Summit in September 2014 in New York. The UEMI aims to contribute significantly to the overall goal of limiting the increase in global mean temperature to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by decreasing urban CO2 emissions globally.
UEMI committed to boost the share of electric vehicles in individual mobility (2-3 wheelers and light duty vehicles) and integrate electric mobility into a wider concept of sustainable urban transport that achieves a 30 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in urban areas by 2030.
UN-Habitat and the Wuppertal Institute are hosting the UEMI, partnering with cities, industry actors, and development partners. UEMI is implemented by various EU-funded projects such as SOLUTIONS, EMPOWER and FUTURE RADAR, along with the Urban Pathways project funded by the International Climate Initiative of the German Environment Ministry.
The UEMI provides regular trainings to partner cities to work together on the implementation of sustainable urban mobility measures and offers policy advice, an urban mobility toolkit, eLearning courses and implementation support.
Pilot and demonstration projects are currently being developed for 15 partner cites, covering electric buses, two- und three-wheelers, mini-buses, taxis, e-bikes and sharing systems.
Outreach and coalition building:
Policy-making and implementation:
For more information, please see: http://www.un.org/climatechange/summit/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/09/TRANSPORT-Action-Plan-UEMI.pdf
Andre Dzikus, Andre.firstname.lastname@example.org
Stefanie Holzwarth, Stefanie.Holzwarth@unhabitat.org
Oliver Lah, email@example.com