OTTAWA (ONTARIO) – JUNE 3, 2021
In Ottawa, the transportation sector produces almost half of greenhouse gas emissions. Transitioning to electric vehicles is one of the biggest actions we can take to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It will also benefit Ottawa’s health by improving air quality, lowering particulates and decreasing noise pollution.
PUBLIC PANEL EVENT OUTCOMES
Held on June 3rd 2021, the public panel opened the Design Thinking training with an overview of the situation of electric vehicles in Canada and internationally before focusing on the role of utility companies and municipalities.
For this Design Thinking training, the City of Ottawa identified two challenges that the participants worked on. The first one was the prevalence of fossil fuel vehicles, which is a deterrent to transitioning to electric vehicles. The second one was the lack of charging infrastructure, which is a challenge for electric vehicle ownership for people residing and commuting in Ottawa. At the end of the training, three solutions for each challenge were identified.
ABOUT THE ECOHACK-A-CITY SERIES
Municipalities are in a unique position to make real strides in the fight for a more sustainable future. The EcoHack-a-city initiative is designed to strengthen the ties among stakeholders who can support this ecological transition!
To discover the next themes addressed in the EcoHack-a-city public panel events, click here.
To participate in an EcoHack-a-city training, click here.
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