Climate change seminar eyes transport sector

GIS: Discussions Included A Varuety of Topics, Including Electric and Hybrid Vehicles.

The Department of Sustainable Development, through the Renewable Energy Division (REDiv), in collaboration with the Department of Transport and the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP) hosted a one-day seminar titled “Integrating Climate Change into the Transport Sector.”

The seminar was held on Nov. 28, at the Palm Haven Hotel, and formed part of the annual observance of Energy Awareness Month (EAM) under the theme “Re-Thinking Energy.”

Part of the mandate of the Renewable Energy Division is to lead the island in reaching its renewable energy targets of 35 percent by 2020 and 50 percent by 2035, and to educate the public on the numerous benefits of renewable energy.

The seminar targeted a wide cross-section of stakeholders in the transport sector and featured presentations and panel discussions on a variety of topics, including electric and hybrid vehicles, and alleviating the transport sector’s contribution to climate change.