We urgently need to decarbonize transportation. “Transport has the highest level of reliance on fossil fuels of any sector today, which supply about 95% of its final energy demand. It accounts for more than 20% of global energy-related direct CO2 emissions, and produces a significant share of air pollution and related threats to public health.” (IEABreakthrough Agenda Report 2022). Road transport accounts for at least three-quarters of the transportation’s carbon output.
Consequently, the global focus of attention has been to shift EVs with cities, countries and regions setting deadlines to end the sale of ICE vehicles. This is necessary but insufficient. The climate crisis is entangled with social, economic, and racial inequality. Shifting to EVs alone will not address safety, equity, and accessibility. Join the Shared-Use Mobility Center and TransitCenter as we discuss options beyond EV to achieve a Just Transition.