Public transport electrification: Scaling finance for global transport decarbonization

Location: Auditorium A, Business Pavilion, Blue Zone (Zone C, Area 5,  lot n. 118)
Date: 17 November 2022
Time: 16:00–17:00 (EET)

Description: Electrification of public transit in cities represents a material opportunity to abate transport emissions, along with other segments. It can improve air quality, reduce noise, and initiate electrification of the transport sector while supporting the energy sector transition in emerging and developing economies. Accelerating the pace of electrification implies making the transition of these fleets attractive for institutional investors and sovereign funds, transforming pilots into large-scale transformative projects. Such an approach calls for new collaborative “trilateral” frameworks that will help aggregate and change the risk profile of these investments.   

This session, in collaboration with the government of India and partners, will connect to the flagship sustainable transport initiatives announced by the Egyptian presidency and showcase best practices led by the Indian government on electric buses. It will also help mobilize governments and private sector stakeholders to collaborate on scaling the framework for accelerating the decarbonization of transport. 


Welcoming words and scene setting: Thomas Deloison, Director Mobility, WBCSD

Opening keynote: Baroness Vere of Norbiton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, United Kingdom

Impulse speeches:

  • Mahua Acharya – Managing Director &CEO, Convergence Energy Services Limited of the Government of India (CESL)
  • Uday Kemkha, Chairman of the Kemkha Foundation and Special Advisor to the Long-Term Investment Organization (LTIO)


  • Nicolas Peletier, Director for Transport, World Bank (moderator)
  • Andreas Kammel, Vice President Alternative powertrain,Traton
  • Rob de Jong, Head of Mobility Unit, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Jens Giersdorf, TUMI Management Head, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

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