Reverse innovation in urban mobility – new incentives for German cities
Air pollution, noise and a lack of space – German municipalities are looking for ways to make traffic more sustainable. GIZ and the Umweltbundesamt (UBA) have therefore collected inspiring sustainable mobility innovations from emerging and developing countries for the joint brochure “Reverse Innovation – Rethinking Urban Transport Through Global Learning”. In the context of the European Mobility Week on 18 September 2017, high-level representatives from the Federal Environment Agency the GIZ Management Board officially launched the brochure. More than 100 guests from different federal ministries, research facilities and various representatives from the private sector participated in the event.
The new brochure presents 10 innovations from emerging and developing countries that provide inspirations for sustainable mobility in Germany. One example presented at the event was by the founder of Raye7, an urban carpooling app that matches trips of users who belong to predetermined social communities such as co-workers or friends. The payment model is a cashless pointing based system: drivers earn points for every shared ride. The Project manager in the Sustainable Transport GIZ project in Beijing elaborated on the “electric bus boom’ in China. Due to political will, large-scale pilot projects and copious funding programmes, more than 100,000 electric buses are implemented by now. Another innovation was presented the Co-Founder of the urban safety app SafetiPin from India. This mobile application and at the same time an online platform, provides safety information on public places that include a safety scoring of public spaces, a GPS tracking function for users, and a safe route planning option.
The event showed that digital innovations in the urban transport sector are increasingly gaining momentum – “we need to explore new mechanisms to learn from fast developing cities and use this knowledge to identify new urban mobility solutions for German cities” concluded Christoph Beier.
The event was supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the project Advancing Transport Climate Strategies and the Sustainable Mobility (Policy Advisory Service).
Want to learn more?
Please download the brochure here
UNFCCC and GIZ present: Webinar series on Methodologies for Baselines and Monitoring in the Transport Sector
We are pleased to invite you to participate in a joint webinar series of the UNFCCC Secretariat and GIZ on Methodologies for GHG Baselines and Monitoring in the Transport Sector. The series comprises eight webinars and is based on the chapters of the UNFCCC Secretariat’s Passenger and Freight Transport Volume of the Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring.
We’ll kick-start the series on 5 October 2017 at 2pm (UTC+2) German time with the first webinar on National Fuel Economy Standards. REPRESENTATIVES from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) will introduce a methodology and newly developed Excel tool (FESET) for setting GHG baselines and monitoring emission reductions from the introduction of fuel economy standards. In the last 30 minutes of the webinar, there will be time for questions and answers.
The webinar addresses primarily government agencies, consultants, think tanks and international cooperation organisations that want to calculate emissions reductions from fuel economy standards.
Webinar times – 5 October 2017
08:00 – 09:30 Washington DC (UTC-4)
09:00 – 10:30 Brasilia (UTC-3)
14:00 – 15:30 Berlin, Windhoek (UTC+2)
15:00 – 16:30 Addis Ababa, Nairobi (UTC+3)
19:00 – 20:30 Bangkok, Hanoi (UTC+7)
We’re looking forward to meeting you online!
The full series will cover the methodologies for all mitigation action types covered by the Passenger and Freight Transport Volume:
- National Fuel Economy Standards (5 October 2017 – with the ICCT)
- Comprehensive Urban Transport Programmes (13 December 2017 – with CCAP)
- Pricing Policies
- Alternative Fuels Incentives, Regulation and Production
- Mass Transit Investments
- Vehicle Efficiency Improvement Programmes
- Inter-Urban Rail Infrastructure
- Shift Mode of Freight Transport from Road to Rail or Water
Further information on the Passenger and Freight Transport Volume
On 09 May 2017, during the UNFCCC´s 46th session of the Subsidiary Bodies in Bonn, the publication of the Passenger and Freight Transport Volume of the UNFCCC’s Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring was officially launched. The Transport Volume is a multi-stakeholder effort to provide a resource map of methodologies and tools for establishing baselines and monitoring emissions reductions from mitigation actions.It covers more than 30 methodologies and tools, which are structured into eight different mitigation action types.
The transport volume was coordinated by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in cooperation with the UNFCCC Secretariat and the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SloCaT) and funded through the International Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety BMU. It was written with the assistance of the Center for Clean Air Policy with contributions from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and INFRAS.
Three days left to register for our workshop “Reverse Innovation: Rethinking Urban Transport through Global Learning” on 18th of September 2017 in Berlin
Our dialogue event “Reverse Innovation: Rethinking Urban Transport through Global Learning” is coming closer: On the 18th of September the German Environment Agency (UBA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) are jointly hosting the international event.
In the context of the European Mobility Week (September 18th to 22nd 2017) the event aims at discussing innovative urban mobility developments from developing and emerging countries and their potential application for German cities. Thus, we offer a forum for exchange between cities, institutions and companies.
You can expect interesting presentations i.a. from Egypt (Founder of Carpooling App Raye7), from Indonesia (SVP Business Intelligence of Go-Jek) and from India (Co-Founder SafetiPin App).
More information on the agenda and the venue find here.
We look forward to seeing you!