Transport is the fastest-growing contributor to climate change, already accounting for 23 percent of global energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But the good news is that the potential of electric vehicles (EVs) and ongoing innovation in e-logistics technology (including EV charging stations and batteries) mean there is an exciting solution for cutting millions of tonnes of GHG emissions produced by the transport sector in cities across the globe every year, as well as curbing air and noise pollution. Investments in e-mobility have been given fresh impetus as countries have incorporated green recovery plans into their post-COVID–19 economic rescue packages, to “build back better”.
This resource page showcases IFC’s track record in providing strong leadership and e-mobility solutions that deliver outcomes for countries that are aligned with green rebuilding efforts, post-COVID-19, supporting sustainable economic growth in emerging markets. The resources highlight potential business opportunities and profile IFC-led Upstream investments and other projects that are building momentum for e-mobility and e-logistics solutions.
ANIMATION | FEBRUARY 2021
New logistics strategies are helping bring vaccines , medicines, and essential supplies to people in remote communities.
VIDEO | FEBRUARY 2021
When COVID-19 descended on Sri Lanka, PickMe partnered with the government so that an emergency fleet of drivers could provide essential goods and services.
STORY | FEBRUARY 2021
Startups in South Asia are developing new supply chains for delivering vaccines and other critical goods and services.
INTERVIEW | JANUARY 2021
Maria López Conde is a Research Analyst in the IFC's Global Transport team. Her work focuses on COVID-19’s impact on transport, new technologies, and environmental sustainability, including e-mobility initiatives.
PODCAST | JANUARY 2021
For the second part of this two-part series on logistics, IFC talks to Imperial Logistics CEO Mohammed Akoojee again to discuss how African nations are planning for the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.
PODCAST | JANUARY 2021
IFC talks to the CEO of Imperial Logistics, Mohammed Akoojee, about the challenges of the logistics sector in Africa and why investment in tech solutions is so vital for the evolution of the industry.
STORY | DECEMBER 2020
Inadequate logistics contributes to high food losses in emerging markets: 30 to 40 percent compared to losses of 10 to 15 percent in OECD countries. But African e-logistics start-ups like Twiga Foods and Kobo360 are already helping.
SERIES OF NOTES | DECEMBER 2020
Temperature-controlled logistics will help transport COVID-19 vaccines quickly and safely, and accelerate the global pandemic recovery. Learn why we need to invest in TCL now, and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
VIDEO | DECEMBER 2020
By 2040, over half of all passenger vehicles sold will be electric. The massive adoption of EVs has the potential to redefine urban transportation and energy usage by lowering climate impact, increasing safety and expanding access to services for a broad spectrum of the population.
NOTE | NOVEMBER 2020
E-buses are driving cities towards a green, zero-emissions recovery from the pandemic. This note , an IFC collaboration with C40 Cities, analyzes the early success of innovative e-bus business models in Latin American cities, and proposes pathways for accelerating e-bus adoption globally.
PRESS RELEASE | JULY 2020
IFC's financing of Galnaftogaz—Ukraine’s leading retail distributor of transportation fuels—will enable the company to supply underserved farmers with fertilizers and fuels and to improve its logistics infrastructure.
SERIES OF NOTES | JANUARY 2020
Electrification of buses and other urban transport could lead to massive investment opportunities while addressing climate change. In this series of notes, IFC looks at what issues are involved in this exciting new area.