Purpose and Objective of Expression of Interest
The transportation sector in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, especially with respect to carbon dioxide, noting that carbon dioxide is just one of the greenhouse gases (GHG) correlated with climate change. Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions released from fossil fuel consumption increased from 760 million tons in 1980 to 1,327 million tons in 2005 in LAC, and the transport sector is one of the main contributors to CO2 emissions in the LAC region.
Green technology solutions are readily available to achieve emissions reductions in the transport sector in the Caribbean and other islands, where the size of many Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is well suited to the 100–200-mile (160–320 kilometre) range of currently available electric vehicles.
and Barbuda has begun to pilot electric mobility projects, collecting data and
capturing lessons learned for upscaling nationally and across the region. Key transferrable outcomes expected include reducing
fossil fuel dependencies by transitioning local fleets to Electric vehicles;
opportunities for coupling electric vehicles with renewable energy
installations; transferrable feasibility assessment outcomes; approaches for
mitigation environmental and social risks of new electric vehicle technologies;
and best practices for full life cycle assessments and decommissioning of
non-compliant fossil fuel vehicles.