With more than 50% of the global population living in cities, the urban way of life has brought indisputable advantages, as well as significant challenges, particularly related to the environment. The most common source of health and environmental issues in urban areas globally is road transport, which remains the main contributor to atmospheric air pollution.
An expanding middle class in emerging markets has led to higher levels of consumption of goods and a higher adoption rate of private vehicles, which has been associated with the increase in pollutants that negatively impacts air quality and health. As rapid urbanisation continues to shape economies, national governments must find ways to provide infrastructure and public services needed to address environmental issues and provide road transport decarbonisation solutions.
Through the Innovating for Clean Air (IfCA) programme, Connected Places Catapult, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the British Embassy in Indonesia are supporting the country in its aspirations to address transport decarbonisation challenges through the adoption of e-mobility solutions and policy interventions. As Indonesia has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with its membership in the 2015 Paris Agreement, these reduction targets and timescale make e-mobility a strategic necessity. To comprehensively address the requirements of the Paris Agreement, Indonesia seeks to transform its transport sector through the National Action Plan for greenhouse gas reduction. Such an ambitious transformation in scope and scale is only possible through the collaborative efforts of coordinated policy makers and the private sector unified into an overall strategic approach.
The Catapult’s IfCA programme aims to highlight the transport decarbonisation opportunity which Indonesia represents to the firms in the UK e-mobility ecosystem. It also provides practical guidance on how to access it. This project aims to build on the ongoing collaborations that have taken place in three cities – Bandung, Denpasar and Surabaya – to strengthen UK-Indonesia linkages and exchanges of information, technologies and know-how.
To find out more about our IfCA Indonesia research download the two of our reports here:
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