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“Outlook on the Recycling of Electric Vehicle Batteries in Asia and the Pacific Region” has been issued by Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific. Since the beginning of the 21st century, global energy shortages, climate change and environmental pollution have become increasingly serious. With the depletion of global oil resources, the energy crisis is deepening. At the same time, the excessive emission of greenhouse gases intensifies the global warming trend. According to Global Warming of 1.5ºC, published by The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), utilizing electric vehicles is one of the various mitigation options within the energy demand sector.
Moreover, at the Fourth Session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) held on 11-15 March 2019, a resolution on Sustainable Mobility (UNEP/EA.4/Res.3) was adopted. The resolution states inter alia that “Considering that sustainable mobility, including electric mobility, sustainable biofuels, active mobility (walking and cycling), public transport, shared mobility, low-emission and efficient fuels, efficient combustion engines, hydrogen and e-fuels, and compressed liquid natural gas, is a strategy for improving air quality and human health, particularly in urban settings and also in other settings”.
This outlook report compiled information regarding the development status of EVs, with regard to used EVBs management in the AP region, including China, Japan, Republic of Korea, India, Thailand, Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, and Malaysia, for a total of nine countries.
The outlook report is divided into five parts: the introduction, the status of the electric vehicle industry, EVBs management in the Asia-Pacific region, the conclusion, and the references. It focuses on the development of the industry, management policies, recycling models, and processing companies, in order to provide information for the industry.