The global transition to a zero-emission transportation sector calls on a vast network of organizations, partners, governments, and business to collectively work together to reduce emissions and limit a global temperature increase to no more than 1.5 degrees.
The ZEV Community, a peer learning project from Climate Group, a member of the Accelerating to Zero (A2Z) Steering Committee, represents all levels of government in this work towards zero-emission road transport. Its aim is to accelerate the uptake of EVs by sharing policy insights, exchanging best practice, profiling government leadership, and showcasing innovative zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) projects. The ZEV Community is co-hosted by the Under2 Coalition and the ZEV Alliance, in partnership with C40 Cities and the U.S. Climate Alliance.
At the heart of the ZEV Community’s work is a call to action for its members to become increasingly active and ambitious in the global ZEV transition and to sign the ZEV Declaration, pledging their committment. The ZEV Community is an active supporter and implementing partner of the A2Z Coalition, working closely to profile unique projects that are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the transition to electromobility.
Through its publications and events, the ZEV Community and A2Z Coalition jointly spotlight cities and states leading the way in the deployment of both EVs and associated infrastructure. The governments of California, Québec, New York City, Scotland, and the United Kingdom are among the most active members and signatories.
“International cooperation is vital to tackle climate challenges and accelerate the transition to a worldwide low-carbon economy,” says Benoit Charette, Minister of the Environment, the Fight Against Climate Change, Wildlife and Parks with the Government of Québec. “The ZEV Community and the A2Z Coalition are providing concrete solutions to this crisis by promoting best practices in electric mobility around the world, at all levels of governance. They also encourage a constructive dialogue between the major players in the global electric transport ecosystem.”
The ZEV Declaration also has common signatories with Climate Group’s business campaign EV100, which calls for a 100% corporate fleet electrification by 2030.
“Transport is responsible for more than a fifth of all carbon dioxide emissions, so any action taken to improve efficiency here has the potential to make a huge difference to our work on climate change,” says Champa Patel, Executive Director of Governments and Policy at Climate Group. “Through the ZEV Community and the A2Z Coalition, governments and businesses are taking positive steps to reach net zero emissions by improving infrastructure for low carbon vehicles and driving local demand.”
Climate Group’s multiple initiatives and the ZEV Declaration’s diversity in signatory groups, representing the entirety of the transportation value chain, make implementation support, alongside extensive communications work, illustrative of the range of, and enthusiasm for, the zero-emission transition.