Latin America Clean Transport Initiative
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As countries around the world seek to address growing energy and transportation needs, electric transport is widely viewed as critical to reducing global carbon emissions and improving energy security. Latin America’s appetite for oil products has grown rapidly over the past decade, contributing to a rise in the region’s energy-related carbon emissions and worsening air pollution. The use of electric vehicles (EVs) is growing throughout Latin America, but their scale and impact remain limited. In most countries, EV sales have been low due to insufficient fiscal and other incentives to offset higher costs for EVs, fossil fuel subsidies that encourage oil demand and inadequate infrastructure, such as charging stations. Electric vehicles for public mass transit, such as buses and trains, have been introduced in several countries but are mainly still at pilot stages.
How can the right policies accelerate the deployment of EVs to improve air quality in Latin American cities and reduce the use of fossil fuels? The Inter-American Dialogue Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program’s Clean Transport Initiative seeks to address this question through the annual Clean Transport Forum, which brings together representatives of Latin American governments, the private sector, academia, and NGOs to discuss impediments and opportunities facing EVs in the region, and through reports and other publications.
- Raise awareness about a critical clean technology that has major environmental and public health benefits but is not widely used in Latin America.
- Provide networking and collaboration opportunities among government, corporate, and civil society stakeholders.
- Develop a body of comparative experiences and lessons learned to share among Latin American countries.
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