Bangkok, 17-19 May 2023 | Pontianak, one of the pilot cities of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) Asia Project in Indonesia, is making remarkable strides in sustainable transportation. The city has developed a Climate Action Plan (CAP), with a focus on utilising clean and renewable energy for its transportation sector. Recognising Pontianak’s innovative approach, the city was invited to participate in the prestigious Future Mobility Asia Exhibition and Summit 2023, held from 17th to 19th May at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Climate Action Plan of Pontianak includes the importance of transitioning to clean and renewable energy sources in the transportation sector, starting from government vehicles. By reducing reliance on fossil fuels, Pontianak aims to mitigate the environmental impact of transportation and create a more sustainable future. The CAP outlines strategies for adopting electric vehicles (EVs) for government vehicles.
Pontianak was not the only Indonesian representative at the Future Mobility Asia Exhibition and Summit 2023. Accompanying Pontianak’s delegation were representatives from two other Indonesian local governments: South Kalimantan and Bali. The Indonesian representatives were joined by the President and Secretary General of the Indonesian Association of Planners (IAP), reflecting the strong collaboration between local governments and professional associations in driving sustainable mobility solutions.
Under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy Thailand, the Future Mobility Asia Exhibition and Summit 2023 served as a vital platform for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), mobility innovators, aftermarket suppliers, and technology solution providers to converge, network, and advance the mobility transition across Asia. The event focused on discussions and panel sessions featuring expert practitioners, highlighting the importance of environmentally friendly energy sources such as electricity and hydrogen in electric vehicles. Topics ranged from battery swapping stations and supporting EV infrastructure to gradually reducing the dependence on fossil fuels by 2050. Additionally, the exhibition showcased cutting-edge technologies related to EVs and their supporting components, providing valuable insights into the future of sustainable transportation.
Written by Rona Ikram Putri