Tables Rondes Parlementaires Virtuelles sur l'électrification des transports

Les tables rondes du 10 juin et du 15 juillet été soutenues par la Direction Générale de la Coopération Internationale et du Développement (DEVCO) de la Commission européenne. Ce fut l’occasion pour les parlementaires de discuter de la mobilité durable et de l'électrification des transports avec Mme Benabdelaziz de la GIZ et Yssoufou Cissé Directeur du bureau Afrique de l’UITP. Etaient présents les parlementaires de: l'Algérie, du Bénin, du Burkina Faso, de la Côte d’Ivoire, de la République Démocratique du Congo, du Mali, du Maroc, du Niger, du Sénégal et de la Tunisie. Mme Benabdelaziz a souligné que le remplacement de tous les véhicules légers par des véhicules électriques (VE) n’était pa

Virtual parliamentary roundtable on decarbonisation of transport

The Climate Parliament and UNIDO co-organised the event on the 9th July in collaboration with the Pan-African Parliament and with support from the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DGDEVCO). Mr Lewis Fulton - Director of the Sustainable Transportation Energy PathwaysProgram (STEPS+) at the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California,Davi - and Parliamentarians from the Gambia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia discussed pathways to deep decarbonisation of transport. The latest trends show that the stock of fuel vehicles is growing in developed countries.Mr Fulton highlighted the urgent need to change that curve. Me

Virtual parliamentary roundtable on Sustainable transport: low-carbon quick wins

This event was held on 7th July in collaboration with the High Volume Transport (HVT) programme, represented by Mr Bernard Obika and Ms Marcela Tarazona, supported by the Department for International Development in the UK (DFID), represented by Mr Colin Gourley, and co-sponsored by the Pan African Parliament. Parliamentarians from Ghana, India, Nepal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Zimbabwe participated in the discussions. Gary Haq (Stockholm Environment Institute, SEI) focused his presentation on opportunities for climate and clean air action in road transport in low-income countries. How, in a post-Covid world, can we utilise this slight change in mindset to invest in low-carbon transpor

Tables rondes Parlementaires Virtuelles sur le couloir de l’énergie propre en Afrique de l’Ouest

Les tables rondes, tenues le 27 mai et le 1er juillet, ont été soutenues par la Direction Générale de la coopération internationale et du développement (DEVCO) de la Commission européenne. Ce fut l’occasion pour les parlementaires du réseaux du Parlement du Climat de discuter d’e l’initiative du couloir de l’énergie verte en Afrique de l’Ouest, en présence de Safiatou Nouhou, directrice de l’Unité de mise en oeuvre de l’Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), et Mahmoud N’daw, expert en énergies renouvelables à la CEREEC. Les parlementaires du Bénin, du Burkina Faso, de Côte d’Ivoire, du Mali, du Maroc, du Niger et du Sénégal étaient présents. M. N’daw a mis l’accent sur le rôle des parle

Virtual parliamentary roundtable on transport and the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in

This session was co-organised with the High Volume Transport (HVT) research programme, with support from the Department for International Development in the UK (DFID) and was co-sponsored by the Pan-African Parliament. Bernard Obika, from HVT, highlighted how that programmeis currently finding evidence to tackle some of the world’s most intractable transport problems in low-income countries. It is through the transport sector that there is the highest potential for change regarding climate-related issues. HVT researcher Luca Petrarulo emphasised the need to review the current NDCs (agreed at the Paris climate summit in 2015). Hestressed that we must see Covid-19 as an opportunity to enhance

Virtual parliamentary roundtable on interconnections between India and the Arabian Peninsula

The Climate Parliament and Oxford Policy Management (OPM) co-organised the session on 23rd June with support from the Department for International Development of the UK (DFID). This high-level meeting included presentations from Upendra Tripathy, Director General of the International Solar Alliance, and Ahmed Al-Ebrahim, CEO of the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority. Paddy Padmanathan, CEO of ACWA Power, Simon Trace and Ryan Hogarth from OPM, Colin Gourley from DFID and Mark Howells, Professor at Imperial College London and Loughborough University, also contributed their expertise to this discussion with a group of Indian parliamentarians. Dr Tripathy presented the government

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