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[COP23] From Ambition to Action – Decarbonising Transport in Germany and Abroad

November 10th, 9:00-16:00

GIZ is organising the one-day event, From Ambition to Action: Decarbonising Transport, to engage with the international community over the question of how to develop zero-emission transport systems to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

The event will bring together German and international stakeholders in the context of sustainable transport to engage on pathways for decarbonising the transport sector. It will discuss feasible pathways for emerging economies and developing countries and Germany’s ambitions in decarbonising transport. Aiming at mutual learning, it will elaborate with international stakeholders how to implement more ambitious climate actions in the transport sector, including climate-resilient transport infrastructure. Last but not least, the event will debate with international donors how to unlock more investments into climate-friendly transport solutions.

Confirmed speakers so far:

  • Norbert Salomon, Deputy Director General, Emission Control, Safety of Installations and Transport, German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU)
  • Umiyatun Hayati Triastuti, Director General, Research and Development Agency, Ministry of Transportation, Indonesia
  • Jiwoo Choi, Deputy Director of the Private Sector Facility, Green Climate Fund (GCF)
  • Franz Drees-Gross, Director, Transport and ICT, Global Practice, World Bank
  • Christian Hochfeld, Director, Agora Verkehrswende
  • Björn Hannappel, Head of Responsibility, Strategy and Standards, Deutsche Post DHL Group
  • Vera Scholz, Director of Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Division, GIZ
  • Dr. Harry Lehmann, Head of Division for Environmental Planning and Sustainability Strategies, German Environment Agency (UBA)
  • Andre Higham, Chief Executive, Mission2020
  • Daniel Bongardt, Project Director, Advancing Transport Climate Strategies, GIZ
  • Mark Major, Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport
  • Representatives of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation Development (BMZ)

A networking lunch complements the event and provides a platform to exchange with transport initiatives of non-state actors (facilitated the Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT))
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[COP23] Franco-German Roundtable: Sustainable Urban Development

November 14th, 10:30-13:00

Join a roundtable discussion linkig global and local agendas in sustainable urban development. The speakers will discuss experiences and expertise that encompass urban development from all angles. Roundtable participants include representatives from French and German Ministries, Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC), MobiliseYourCity (MYC) and Cities Climate Financing Leadership Alliance (CCFLA). Continue reading

Webinar on the new Passenger and Freight Transport Volume of the Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring

The GIZ project Advancing Transport Climate Strategies funded by the German Environment Ministry under the International Climate Initiative invites you to join the webinar “MRV of Measures in the Transport Sector – new Volume of the Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring” on Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 1 – 2:30 pm CET.

Urda Eichhorst, Transport and Climate Change Advisor at GIZ, will provide the background to the development of the Passenger and Freight Transport Volume and briefly reflect on the portfolio of assistance provided through German development cooperation in order to assist countries in identifying effective transport mitigation measures and monitoring their effects. Then, Charles Kooshian, Transportation Policy Analyst at the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) will present the scope of the Passenger and Freight Transport Volume and provide examples for baseline and monitoring methodologies from the volume. Finally, Marion Vieweg-Mersmann, Current Future, will explain the linkages between GHG monitoring and reporting of measures and national transport GHG inventories. In the end, there will be time for questions and answers.

The webinar primarily addresses government agencies, consultants, think-tanks and international cooperation organisations that want to calculate emission reductions from transport mitigation actions.

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

07:00 – 08:30 Washington DC (UTC-5)
08:00 – 09:30 Brasilia (UTC-4)
12:00 – 13:30 Windhoek (UTC+1)
13:00 – 14:30 Berlin (UTC+2)
14:00 – 15:30 Addis Ababa, Nairobi (UTC+3)
18:00 – 19:30 Bangkok, Hanoi (UTC+7)

The Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring is a UNFCCC coordinated, multi-stakeholder effort to provide a resource map of methodologies, methods and tools for establishing baselines and monitoring emissions reductions from mitigation actions. The Compendium covers methodologies in all IPCC sectors.

On 09 May 2017 during the Technical Expert Meeting in Bonn, Germany, the newest volume of the UNFCCC coordinated Compendium on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Baselines and Monitoring will be officially launched. 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), with funding from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), and written with the assistance of the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) with contributions from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and included a wide-ranging expert review.

Please download the Passenger and Freight Transport Volume here (available from 09 May).

Webinar on National Decarbonisation Strategies in the Transport Sector: The Example of Germany

SUTP invites you to join their first webinar in 2017 on Monday, May 8th!

In this webinar Christian Hochfeld, Director of Agora Verkehrswende, provides a detailed insight into the decarbonisation strategy of Germany’s transport sector and the intention behind Agora Verkehrswende – Transforming Transportation. Dr. Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk, Deputy Director General for Environment & Infrastructure at BMZ will reflect the necessity for a global transformation of the transport sector and how the German development cooperation plans to empower particularly local stakeholders in our partner countries.

The webinar addresses international development experts, local and national level policy-makers and planners, practitioners, academia and active citizens.

You can find all this information and further course offers on the Capacity-Building platform CAPSUT.

Monday, May 8th, 2017

07:00 – 08:00 Mexico City, Bogota (UTC-5)
09:00 – 10:00 Rio de Janeiro (UTC-3)
12:00 – 13:00 Windhoek (UTC+1)
13:00 – 14:00 Berlin (UTC +2)
14:00 – 15:00 Kyiv, Addis Ababa (UTC+3)
18:00 – 19:00 Bangkok (UTC+7)
19:00 – 20:00 Beijing, Shanghai, Manila (UTC+8)


With the historical climate agreement in Paris the international community set itself an ambitious target for climate protection. To reduce global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial level, decarbonisation is the key issue that will define the debate over the future of the world’s energy and transport systems. Germany has the responsibility – like all other countries – to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions. Many countries have already set ambitious targets and identified action areas for emission reductions in the transport sector within their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

Germany is a pioneer in the adoption of sustainable mobility, smart mobility and e-mobility concepts. At the same time, coined by its automobile industry, it is facing the challenge of structural transformation. To achieve the greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2030, 2040 and 2050, the transport related oil consumption needs to be drastically reduced. But transformation of the transport sector requires not only the substitution of fossil fuels by renewables. It also requires rethinking and optimising the entire mobility system in a holistic manner – by avoiding unnecessary traffic, shifting to environmentally friendly modes of transport and improving the efficiency of the transport system.

The transformation of our transport system is a complex challenge. It can only be achieved if the key players in the fields of politics, economics, science and civil society are working together. In partnership with these key players, Agora Verkehrswende lays the foundation for a comprehensive climate protection strategy for the German transport sector and supports its successful implementation.

COP22 – Transport Events with GIZ Involvement

transport-events-with-giz-involvementThe preparations for the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) in Marrakesh are well underway and November 7th, the official starting day is getting closer. Information on transport events with GIZ involvement can be found here.

First steps towards an Urban Transport Authority for the Peruvian capital region of Lima and Callao

autoridad-de-transporte-urbano-para-lima-y-el-callaoTransport in the Peruvian capital region, comprised by the two cities of Lima and Callao, today is managed by no less than 10 entities. Little to no coordination  among regulators, operators, and transportation companies, among others, has resulted in a catastrophic urban transport situation where public transport is dominated by old, small and unsafe units, bus stops are nearly inexistent and the few modern public transport modes miss interconnection, unified ticketing and integrated cycling infrastructure.

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ADB Transport Forum ‘Sustainable Transport for All’ in Manila


‘Sustainable Transport for All’ was the overall theme of the 5th ADB transport Forum, held 12-16 September in Manila. Discussions throughout the Forum highlighted that a new level of ambition towards sustainable transport is needed based on the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

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COP22 Low-Emissions Solutions Conference

The twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) and the twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 12) will be held in Bab Ighli, Marrakech, Morocco from 7-18 November 2016.

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Invitation to Webinar on Power-based fuels (12.01.16)

“It is our pleasure to invite all interested to a Webinar on “Power-based fuels as a contribution to Climate Protection in the Transport Sector”. Markus Becker (Division IG I 5 – Environment, Traffic and Transport, Electric Mobility of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, BMU) will present the role gaseous and liquid fuels based on renewable energy can play in the process of decarbonizing the transport sector. After an input presentation by Markus Becker we will have the opportunity to discuss these current technical developments and their relevance for our work in an international context.

When:  12.01.2016, CET 10:30 (Eschborn), 17:30 (Beijing)
Details on the log-in information will be sent to you shortly before the webinar.

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Introductory Workshop on Service Contracts in Manila

Group photo 1As part of the NAMA development process, the TRANSfer project supported the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) of the Philippines in conducting an Introductory Workshop on Service Contracts. The workshop took place in Manila on May 29 2015 and attracted 70 participants Continue reading