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Transport and Climate Change Training held in Kenya

The Kenyan State Department of Transport (SDoT) together with the Advancing Transport Climate Strategies (TraCS) project implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) were jointly hosting a training workshop in order to meet the increasing need for improved sectoral coordination, huge data gaps that need filling and in-depth trainings on GHG data analysis for the Kenyan transport sector.

The workshop took place on 21 June 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya, and provided participants from different state agencies under the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development (MoTIHUD) with a deeper understanding of the basic relationships between climate change and transport, the differences between GHG emissions and local air pollution, and the basics of GHG calculations in the transport sector.

Discussion focused on data availability and storage, as well as existing data sharing arrangements. Several participants including representatives from agencies such as the Kenya Railways and the Kenya Airports Authority indicated to being in the possession of well disaggregated data within their agencies. Other agencies as the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), responsible for vehicle registration, inspection and maintenance, stressed to be working on expanding their reach and improving their systems.

The participants also acknowledged the significance of the TraCS project describing it as a useful sectoral initiative that – if successful – can provide guidance for other sectors to follow suit.

This training was the first to be held as part of the jointly developed work plan (April 2017) between the TraCS project and the State Department for Transport in Kenya. Activities identified were being implemented within the framework of the Kenyan National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP), the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), as well as the Climate Change ACT 2016 which form the backbone of Kenya’s transition into a low carbon climate resilient nation.

Binding Design Standards for Cycling Infrastructure in Lima approved/Municipalidad de Lima aprueba nuevos estándares para ciclo-infraestructura

With the resolution N° 311-2017, the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima, the Peruvian capital city has adopted legally binding design standards for cycling infrastructure. The elaboration of the technical design manual was supported by TRANSfer during 2016. With the launch of this manual, Lima has established suitable and safe standards for cycling infrastructure that are in line with international recommendations. The guidelines may further serve as a model for the planned revision of the national regulation, which currently have much lower safety standards and are partly inexistent. The manuel can be found here  (Spanish)

Con Resolución de Gerencia N° 311-2017 de la Gerencia de Transporte Urbano de la Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima, la capital del Perú aprobó legalmente el manual de diseño de infraestructura ciclo inclusiva, cuya elaboración fue apoyada por TRANSfer, durante 2016. Con el lanzamiento de este manual, Lima ha establecido estándares adecuados y seguros para la infraestructura ciclista alineados con recomendaciones internacionales. Las directrices pueden servir además como guía para la revisión prevista de las guías nacionales, que actualmente tienen estándares de seguridad mucho más bajos y en algunos casos son inexistentes. El siguiente paso es elaborar un reglamento a nivel nacional que sirva de guía a otras ciudades en el Perú. El manuel se puede encontrar aquí (en español)

Webinar on Emission Inventory for the Transport Sector

The GIZ projects Information Matters and TRACS are cordially inviting you to a webinar comprising theoretical background information on the development of bottom-up GHG emission models and practical experiences from a developing country perspective (Vietnam). The webinar will be held on Thursday, 16th of March 2017, 1 – 2:30 pm CET.

The entire presentation is available now here.

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Ley ProBici: Nueva ley en Colombia para promover el uso de bicicletas y la intermodalidad

IMG_0017A la luz de los alarmantes niveles de congestión, contaminación del aire y sonora, niveles de estrés en aumento y calidad de vida en deterioro en ambientes urbanos, el Gobierno de Colombia recientemente adoptó una nueva ley para incentivar el uso de bicicletas y su integración al transporte público.


¿Cuáles son los beneficios para los ciclistas?

Al usar bicicletas para llegar al transporte público, a los viajeros se les otorga un viaje gratis en transporte público por cada 30 viajes en bicicleta (el conteo se realiza a través de los estacionamientos para bicicletas integrados al sistema de transporte público). Además, la ley obliga a que cada cuerpo público en el país libere al menos 10% del espacio de estacionamiento para automóviles para las bicicletas (mínimo de 12 sitios de estacionamiento para bicicletas por edificio). Los servidores públicos reciben otro incentivo especial para comenzar a usar la bicicleta: Después de 30 días de llevar la bicicleta al trabajo, se los recompensa con medio día de licencia con goce de sueldo. Se invita a las compañías privadas a que ofrezcan los mismos beneficios a sus empleados, sin embargo, no están legalmente obligadas a hacerlo.

Foto: Integración de las bicicletas al transporte público en CableAéreo Manizales (Colombia)

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MobiliseYourCity introduced at the COP 22 in Marrakech

1st-myc-steering-committee-marrakech-11-11-2016On November 11th the German Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit (BMU) and the French Ministère de l’Environnement, de l’Énergie et de la Mer (MEEM) introduced their joint initiative MobiliseYourCity for sustainable urban mobility in emerging and development countries. The initiative is supported by its founding partners the Agence de l’environnement et de la maîtrise de l’énergie (ADEME), Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Centre d’études et d’expertise sur les risques, l’environnement, la mobilité et l’aménagement (CEREMA), Cooperation for urban mobility in the developing world (CODATU) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ). On behalf of the BMUB the GIZ TRANSfer Project supports the initiative MobiliseYourCity (MYC) by implementing sustainable local city transport and the planning process of transport related infrastructures. MYC was launched in December 2015 at COP 21 in Paris as an initiative of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda / Global Climate Action Agenda for an initial period of 5 years (2016-2020).

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Linking NDCs and NAMAs in the Transport Sector

cop_22_sessionOn November 13th GIZ and CCAP hosted a session that took a good look at the challenges and needs for support in implementing ambitious transport mitigation actions that are also consistent with NDCs and sectoral action plans. Urda Eichhorst, Transport Advisor at GIZ, and Laurence Blandford, CCAPs Director of International Policy, moderated the event, titled “Towards implementing the Paris Agreement in the transport sector: Linking NDCs and NAMAs”. The session was part of SLoCaT’s Transport Day in Marrakech back to back to the 22nd United Nations Climate Conference (COP22).

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Knowledge product on NDC review

This short paper presents first propositions on how to increase the involvement and ambition of the transport sector in the further development of NDCs. It is based on early results of an ongoing cooperation between GIZ, SLoCaT and Ricardo Energy & Environment, which analyses the role of the transport sector in INDC development and future NDC implementation.

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Gestión del Estacionamiento en Vía

gestion_del_estacionamiento_en_viaAlguna vez ha tenido problemas debido al estacionamiento desregulado e ilegal? Le gustaría saber cómo superar dichas dificultades y aprender a diseñar y gestionar los estacionamientos en vía de forma efectiva?  Esta caja de herramientas le ayudará a diseñar calles más seguras y apoyará a generar un uso más eficiente de las mismas.


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TRANSfer at COP 21

Between 30th of November and 11th of Dezember this year, TRANSfer will attend the COP21 in Paris with a variety of events. Highlights include a full thematic day on transport and the NAMA fair. Please stay in touch for further updates.

The TRANSfer team is looking forward to the events at the COP and is welcoming discussions and an exchange of information on transport, Climate Change and NAMAs – feel free to attend and participate!

Please see the full timetable below:


COP21 TRANSfer Events


TRANSfer supporting of MobiliseYourCity initiative

TRANSfer is now supporting the global MobiliseYourCity initiative that supports local governments in developing countries to plan sustainable urban mobility
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