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[COP23] Taking climate action to the streets – transforming urban mobility

November 14th, 14:30-16:00

We would like to invite you to join us on 14 November at the German Pavilion of COP23 for discussing the linkages of local governments, NDC implementation and the SDGs within the urban transport sector.

The first part of the event will focus on the challenges and potentials of taking action on urban mobility on local, national and global levels. The second part of the event will present three initiatives, which are geared to bring action to the ground. It will focus on specific action strategies – utilising examples from MobiliseYourCity (MYC), the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) and Reverse Innovation: The vision for tomorrow’s cities.

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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.

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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Preview of the Transport Volume of the Compendium on Baselines and Monitoring.

A comprehensive guide through exisiting methodologies for GHG quantification of different types of transport mitigation actions.

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NEW: Transport NAMA Monitor 2016

transport-nama-monitor-2016The 2016 Transport NAMA Monitor presents the latest Trends and developments of Transport NAMAs around the world.

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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.