25 noviembre 2022

COP27 throws spotlight on urgent need for climate action


COP27 throws spotlight on urgent need for climate action

With the United Nations COP27 Climate Change Conference recently completed in Egypt, the eyes of the world have once again been focused on the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions, to protect our fragile climate from the damaging effects of global warming. 

One of the Conference’s most important goals, to secure global net zero emissions by 2030 and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, is only seven years away - and worryingly, we are not on target to meet this. Coupled with a year of record temperatures, severe weather events and climate-related disasters, the need to take action on climate change is more urgent than ever before.  

With road travel accounting for close to a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, increased adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and the roll out of a robust EV charging infrastructure are vital components in the transition to a fossil-free society.   

While there is still a way to go to meet the 2030 emissions target, electric motoring is certainly heading in the right direction. There are now 16.3 million EVs in the world, triple the amount in 2018, and global sales of EVs have kept rising strongly in 2022.1  

In the UK, there are now almost 600,000 EVs on the roads - an increase of nearly 50% on 2021 - with 195,000 new EV registrations so far this year.2 Zap Map also reveals that the number of public charge points in the UK has risen by more than a third (35%) since last year, and this is an important trend, given that the availability of public charging is a key driver for motorists considering making the switch to electric. 

The Road to Zero is a long one, but every step along that road is a step in the right direction. This is a journey that we at CTEK, through the development and supply of smart EV charging equipment and revolutionary load balancing technology, are proud to be supporting, helping to create a greener, sustainable future for us all. 

1. Source: IEA.org  
2. Source: SMMT