COP24: Katowice Partnership for E-Mobility Launched

It was already joined by 38 countries from 5 continents, as well as international organisations, representing over 1500 cities and regions, but also 1200 companies.

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Among the initiatives promoted by Poland during the United Nation Climate Summit – COP24 in Katowice, the Driving Change Together – Katowice Partnership for Electromobility has a fundamental place.

The Declaration, prepared jointly with the United Kingdom, was announced on behalf of the Polish government by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

It was already joined by 38 countries from 5 continents, as well as international organisations, representing over 1500 cities and regions, but also 1200 companies. In order to fully implement the Partnership, a dedicated e-mobility trust fund will be established in cooperation with the World Bank.

Poland, this year’s host of the UN climate summit – COP24, together with the UK presented on December 4, 2018 the Declaration on E-mobility – Driving Change Together – Katowice Partnership for Electromobility.

The initiative was jointly presented by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and President of COP24 Michał Kurtyka together with representatives of other countries.

Signatories of the agreement declare their willingness to support the development of the e-mobility sector, exchange of experience and scientific cooperation at the global and local level.

– Poland has a comprehensive and ambitious policy of responsible development, an integral part of which is supporting electromobility – said the Prime Minister. – In the coming years we will allocate nearly USD 4 billion for this purpose. The Electromobility Development Plan in Poland is a document setting out the areas of action, and its operationalisation is the Act on Electromobility and Alternative Fuels. Therefore, we have created the architecture of the clean transport market in Poland. In order to ensure the completeness of the system, we have also decided to prepare a financial instrument to support the implementation of the planned measures – the Low Emission Transport Fund, which will be operational at the beginning of 2019.

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