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In the Paris Agreement all countries committed to climate targets – including emission reductions from transport. GIZ assists partners in translating these targets into sector plans and specific transport mitigation actions. Covering all modes in passenger and freight transport, we support partner countries through consulting and training.

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Taxes and Congestion Charges: Study Identifies Financing Mechanisms for Sustainable Mobility

With the aim of increasing the resources that can be allocated to sustainable urban mobility projects...
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BLOG: Towards a Better Normal: Philippine Government reorganises EDSA main road – Bus Service Modernisation

The Philippine government has for years been studying options to improve people movement along the EDSA,...
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Green Light for Improving the Efficiency of Freight Transport in Indonesia

The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation’s Directorate General of Land Transportation and GIZ have signed a Cooperation...
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Tunisia presents first National GHG Transport Mitigation Concept

The Tunisian transport sector is responsible for around 21% of national GHG emissions and 27% of...
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BLOG: Seven Essentials of Designing and Monitoring a Climate Change Strategy for the Transport Sector

When the Advancing Transport Climate Strategies (TraCS) project started in 2017, the implementation of Kenya’s Climate Change...
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Clean Hydrogen in Focus: The European Commission proposes EU Hydrogen Strategy

Green hydrogen will play a crucial role in Europe’s path to carbon neutrality by 2050. This...
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Germany Boosts Green Hydrogen and PtX with National Hydrogen Strategy

In order for Germany to become greenhouse gas neutral and meet its international obligations under the...
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BLOG: Walking through the crisis: Sustainable mobility responses to COVID-19

“Public transport is not just mass transit, because mass transit cannot answer all the demands for...
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Hydrogen in Chile’s New Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)

As the first South-American country to submit its new Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) – or its...
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Electric Mobility to Enhance NDC Ambitions

Latin America currently contributes 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. However, estimations show that, without firm...
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Digital Applications and their Influence on Mobility in Kenya

“The service is super!” says Rachel Kamau, as she waits for her ride-hailed minivan.  Over the...
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New Tool: The MobiliseYourCity Emissions Calculator

The MobiliseYourCity Emissions Calculator supports cities and countries in calculating GHG emissions in transport as well...
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New Energy Buses in China

Electro-mobility and New Energy Vehicles (NEV) are important elements of the Chinese government’s strategy to promote...
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BLOG: Will the Corona Crisis Help or Hurt the Freight Decarbonisation Agenda?

The freight and logistic sector ensures a smooth operation of supply chains in order to provide...
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Advocacy Campaign to Raise Ambition in Transport

It is more important than ever for countries to set ambitious climate goals to tackle global...
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Chile submits New Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)

In its new Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), Chile takes a carbon budgeting approach. This means that...
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Towards E-buses in Colombia

Public transport systems electrification is essential for the Colombian National Government in order to reduce GHG...
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Pathway Towards Low-Carbon Transport in Vietnam

Rapid growth in transport activities since the late 1990s is endangering the achievement of climate targets...
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MobiliseYourCity Model Terms of Reference

MobiliseYourCity has developed Model Terms of Reference for the development of NUMPs includes the objectives, scope,...
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Green Hydrogen and Power to X – The Silver Bullet for Decarbonizing Transport?

“We have to highlight this idea of PtX – For aviation, it could be the solution.”...
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Climate-Friendly Freight Transport in Indonesia

The TRANSfer III project works with the Ministry of Transportation (MoT) on the preparation of two...
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The Key to Decarbonize Freight Transport?

Freight transport in China accounts for about 700Mt of CO2 emissions. This is about 67 percent...
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Costa Rican Entrepreneurs tackle Climate Change

Could you imagine receiving your latest overseas delivery via a carbon neutral cargo ship? How about...
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Webinar: Methodologies for Baselines and Monitoring in the Transport Sector

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the final episode of our joint webinar of...
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Exchanging Know-How on how to change Transport in Indonesia

On November 27th, a group of officials from the Government of Indonesia visited the GIZ Headquarters...
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Creating Confidence in the Feasibility of Changing Transport

With the aim of highlighting the importance of transport to limit global warming, the Transport and...
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Breaking down Barriers to Climate-friendly Freight Transport in Indonesia

The rapid development of Indonesia’s logistic system in terms of freight transport and infrastructure connections opens...
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Curridabat and Montes de Oca seek to become Model Cities for Urban Cycling

San José, Costa Rica, February 12, 2020. With support of the Euroclima+ programme, the Costa Rican...
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MoU between UITP and GIZ to take action towards climate-friendly public transport

GIZ is proud to announce it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance sustainable urban mobility...
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Picking Berlin and London’s Brains to design the Bangkok Clean Air Zone

Bangkok year-round suffers from severe air pollution (PM2.5 emissions), 72% of which being caused by the...
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15 Electric Buses to be rolled out on Costa Rican Streets in 2020

An important aspect of Costa Rica’s ambitious plan to decarbonize its economy until 2050 includes the...
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A brushstroke for better mobility

Green, blue, orange – in November 2019, pedestrians, cyclists and particularly drivers in Costa Rica’s Greater...
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“I wait for it. I don’t ride the old Jeepneys.” – Modernizing the Jeepney Sector

Maylin Tuano stopped riding old Jeepneys, the most dominant form of public transport, and started to...
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First Regional Training on Prioritising Mitigation Actions in Transport

34 participants from Ministries of Transport and Ministries of Environment across Africa underwent a hands-on training on...
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New Online Training Programme: Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs)

The EUROCLIMA+ Urban Mobility Component Community of Practice has launched the blended-learning course for practitioners in...
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BLOG: Time is Running Out – Carbon Markets Cannot Replace More Ambitious National Commitments – Particularly in Transport

  At the UN Climate Conference (COP25) that just ended in Madrid, acting COP President Carolina...
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A Bike Changes Your Life in Every Way

How do women move around in Latin American cities? Lina Esperanza Mendoza bets on the bicycle...
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Ambato strengthens its Commitment to Sustainable Mobility

With the purpose of reversing the trend of intensive vehicle use, greenhouse gas emissions and rapid...
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Truck Scrapping GHG Emission Calculator

The GHG Emission Calculator is a Microsoft Excel based spreadsheet tool to calculate emission reductions from a...
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Fuel Economy Standards Evaluation Tool

FESET is a Microsoft Excel based spreadsheet tool to calculate emission reductions from the introduction of...
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International Tender on three E-Buses for Costa Rica

GIZ will purchase three battery electric buses and the charging infrastructure for a pilot project in...
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Shaping Thailand’s Clean Mobility Programme

In Bangkok, transport contributes more than 50% to PM2.5 emissions and is one of the main...
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Cycling for a Low Carbon Development

Its a fact that the bicycle helps to enforce a more equal social development and that...
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Climate Finance is Key to Accelerate Action

Timely finance for the implementation of climate actions is both the key and the challenge to...
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Webinar: Transport NDC – Building Efficiency and Competitive Transport

On August 28th, the GIZ Office in Peru will hold the Webinar: Transport NDC – Building...
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Improving Air Quality for Peruvian Cities and Citizens

Breathing clean air and having a clinical history free of respiratory diseases are luxuries that millions...
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“At its essence, the MobiliseYourCity Partnership connects!”

Since April 2019 Sasank Vemuri has followed Markus Delfs in the position of Secretariat Coordinator for...
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How to Stimulate a Global Decarbonisation of Mobility

The Vice Minister of Energy of Costa Rica Rolando Castro Córdoba presented the approach to decarbonising...
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Build Stronger Partnerships for Successful E-Busses

In urban areas worldwide, the concerns over air quality, noise and greenhouse gas emissions are growing....
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Bottom-Up GHG inventory and MRV of measures

This tool explores the synergies between bottom-up inventories and the MRV of policies and actions in...
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Training Materials: Cycling and Non-Motorised Transport

This tool provides a list of training measures on NUMP-related topics by various well-reputed, non-for-profit providers...
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Templates for MoU

Examples of previous MoUs / cooperation agreements between MobiliseYourCity implementation partners and partner countries for the...
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Training Materials: Gender

This tool provides a list of training measures on NUMP-related topics by various well-reputed, non-for-profit providers...
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Training Providers

This tool provides a list of various well-reputed, non-for-profit providers of training measures on NUMP-related topics....
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6.5 Raising Awareness of Truck Drivers

Campaigns and at-a-glance guidance for truck drivers are important for sector-wide agenda-setting and to support the...
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1.2 Sourcebook on Ecodriving

This Sourcebook by GIZ’s predecessor organisation GTZ explains concisely what is ecodriving, what its advantages are...
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6.2 Training Material for Trainers and Drivers

This collection of course materials from Ireland and from Peru (in Spanish) can be used directly...
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3.5 Truck Driver Professional Qualification Schemes and Paths to Reform

Promoting eco-driving can be done in the context of wider national reforms for the capacity development...
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1.1 Content Overview Truck Ecodriving Toolkit

This content overview helps you nagivate through this toolkit. Note that many of the posts listed...
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BLOG: Change Has Come for the Philippine Jeepneys

In the Philippines, Jeepneys (approximately 200,000 nationwide) are the most dominant form of public transport, accounting...
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Press Release: Transport and Climate Change Global Status Report

On 8 December, the SLoCaT Partnership released the inaugural edition of the Transport and Climate Change...
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A Glimpse into Germany’s Transport Sector

 “He who plants roads will harvest traffic” said Thilo Becker in his introductory talk on transport...
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Costa Rica Goes Carbon Neutral by 2050

On February 24th 2019, Costa Rica presented its ambitious plan to decarbonise its economy until 2050....
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Guadalajara and the European Union cooperate on sustainable mobility

Two projects of the Urban Mobility Component of EUROCLIMA+ are currently being implemented in the Metropolitan...
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Webinar: Towards decarbonzing transport 2018 – A stocktake on sectoral ambition in the G20

The webinar presents main conclusions of the joint report “Towards Decarbonising Transport 2018 – A Stocktake...
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Creation of a single Transport Authority for the metropolitan area of Lima and Callao

With the aim of reordering and integrating the urban public transport system of Lima and Callao,...
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From global ambition to national action: Thailand launches NDC Action Plan for Transport

While the international community discusses national contributions to stop climate change (so called “NDC”) in Katowice...
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How the Philippines Are Modernising Their Bus Services

Public transport in the Philippines is dominated by informal, poorly maintained buses and jeepneys (which started...
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New and Improved Data on Road Transport in Kenya

Kenya is one of the first countries in the entire region of East and Central Africa...
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Why Aspire to Buy More Cars?

When I meet with friends to “catch up” or interact with colleagues the topic of using...
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Strengthening Commitments and Synergising Actions Across Indonesian Ministries

The NAMA Support Project SUTRI NAMA and its component INDOBUS held its first Steering Committee Meeting...
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Best Practices for Urban Mobility Planning

Many cities face major challenges due to the negative impact of increasing motorization and fast urban...
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Connecting Transport Colleagues from around the Globe

The second Changing Transport Week is coming up 24 – 28 September 2018! The one-week conference in Berlin fosters...
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We Don’t Need a Revolution – We Need Collaboration!

200 transport experts from 20 countries, highlighted the importance and need to change transport to limit global warming....
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A New Initiative to Electrify Public Transport Launched in Costa Rica

“For Costa Rica it is fundamental to generate a transformational change in transportation, to not only...
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Costa Rica Released a Regulation to Incentivize Electric Mobility

At the beginning of the year, the government of Costa Rica released a law to promote...
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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...
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Active Transport and Travel Demand Management

Between 2014 and 2016 TRANSfer supported the Colombian Government in the design of a NAMA on...
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Modernizing Public Transport in the Philippines

Modernizing Public Transport in the Philippines: The Jeepney+ NAMA The Public Utility Vehicle Modernization (PUVM) Program...
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Changing Transport in Thailand!

When arriving in Thailand it is next to impossible to avoid the topics of transport and...
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EUROCLIMA+ Urban Mobility Reveals 19 New Projects in Latin America

The reduction of GHG emissions in the transport sector is central for achieving the Paris Agreement’s...
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Reverse Innovation in Urban Mobility

Air pollution, noise and a lack of space – German municipalities are looking for ways to...
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Roundtable on NDC Implementation and Transparency in Transport

On 12 May, the GIZ project Advancing Transport Climate Strategies organised a Round Table Discussion that...
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Webinar: Transport in NDCs

On Monday, 29th January 2018, the 1.5h webinar Transport in NDCs – lessons learnt and how...
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COP23 Side Event “From Ambition to Action”

How can we implement more ambitions climate actions in the transport sector? What are feasible pathways...
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New Technical Brief Outlines Mitigation Requirements of Transport Sector

The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear...
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Facilitating the Development of Ambitious Transport Mitigation Actions (TRANSfer)

Developing mitigation actions and facilitating access to climate finance.    
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NDC Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA)

Supporting the development of climate-friendly transport policies at national, provincial and municipal level
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Moving Chile

Upscaling electric mobility in Chile and internationally
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SUTRI NAMA and INDOBUS Projects Kick-off in Indonesia

The implementation agreement for the SUTRI NAMA and INDOBUS has been signed by the General Secretary...
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EUROCLIMA+

The EUROCLIMA+ programme promotes environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries.
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MobiliseYourCity Partnership

Accelerating the transition of sustainable urban mobility
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Public Transport Modernization Expo in the Philippines

The PUV Modernization Program is “a transformational large-scale initiative and flagship project of President Duterte’s administration,...
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MiTransporte

Mitigating emissions from the transport sector in Costa Rica
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COP23 Event Review – Low Carbon Transport: G20 on Track?

On November 8th in the German Pavilion within the Bonn Zone and framework of the COP...
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TraCS to Support Revision of Transport Section in Kenya’s National Climate Change Action Plan

“Climate change was not a priority before TraCS…” said the head of the Roads Services Unit...
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Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport

Enhancing dialogue and implementation of long-term mitigation strategies to promote low carbon transport in China
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Transport and Climate Change Training held in Kenya

Kenyan State Department of Transport together with the Advancing Transport Climate Strategies hosted a training working.
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Transitioning to Low Carbon Sea Transport in the Republic of Marshall Islands

Supports the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) in delivering its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
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Comprehensive Technical Guidelines for Lima’s Cycling Infrastructure

Even though Lima is described as having good geographic and climatic conditions for cycling, commutes by...
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Further Projects

More transport & climate change projects
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3.6 Ecodriving Strategy at City Level

Sidney as issued a two-year strategy on eco-driving, recognizing that working with the City’s drivers on...
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EUROCLIMA+ Webinars: Financing

This tool includes a series of webinars held by Euroclima+ on several cross cutting topics in...
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2.4 Setting Up a Steering Structure

The implementation of Ecodriving projects benefits from having a clear steering structure. This tool comprises a...
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Steering Structure

A tool for the main stakeholders to set up a steering structure for NUMP development and...
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6.10 Preventative Maintenance Checklist

Maintenance is a big factor for safety and for fuel efficiency. For example, it is important...
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6.4 Capacity Assessment Methodology of Driving Schools

Driving schools are a key actor for mainstreaming knowhow on Ecodriving and thus should be engaged...
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2.3 Stakeholder Mapping

Who should to be involved and how when establishing and running comprehensive ecodriving programs? Stakeholder maps...
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Status Quo Case Studies and Good Practices

This compilation of documents offers various examples of final reports and case studies on the status...
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6.1 Train the Trainer Materials

Training of driving instructors and in-company multiplicators is crucial for any programmatic effort to reach a...
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6.11 Managing Speed Infographic

Ecodriving techniques encourage consistent and lower speed driving. This infographic by the European Transport Safety Council...
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3.3 Policy Options to Promote Sustainable Fleet Managment

This document by the EU Recodrive project is aiming at policy makers at all levels that...
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6.8 West African Transport Academy Case Study

This joint project by Scania, GIZ and further partners from the automotive sector set up the...
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Overview of Financing Options/Sources

These studies give an overview of possible financial mechanisms and design elements to take into consideration...
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MYC NUMP Factsheet

MYC’s NUMP Factsheet provides a compact definition of NUMPs and highlights their importance in supporting and...
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3.1 Status Quo Analysis for Green Freight Programmes

ICCT’s blueprint for performing a “Freight Assessment” is a practical guide for evaluating a country’s freight...
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4.2 Case Studies for Financial Support of Ecodriving

Three examples of subsidy structures for eco-driving initiatives in the UK, USA and Germany. UK Energy...
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1.4 Energy and environmental aspects of road freight

This report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) outlines the ways in which vehicle efficiency technologies,...
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2.1 Strategic Advice for Policymakers

THE PEP partnership for Ecodriving under UNECE has issued 10 high-level recommendations for government-driven initiatives. THE...
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Steering Structure

A tool for the main stakeholders to set up a steering structure for NUMP development and...
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6.9 The IRU Academy

The international Road Transport Union (IRU) Academy offers training programmes which focus on developing the skills...
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MobiliseYourCity Monitoring & reporting approach for GHG emissions

This publication sets out the GHG monitoring and reporting principles for the MobiliseYourCity Partnership. A focus...
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2.5 Case Studies on National Ecodriving Programmes

Governments in various countries have launched and implemented nation-wide programs to mainstream ecodriving among private and...
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6.7 Ecodriving Competitions by Truck Manufacturers

Competition among truck drivers to improve performance is used as a social marketing tool by associations...
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Examples of Real World NUMPs

This Tool offers a selection of several national approaches towards sustainable urban mobility from around the...
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Stakeholder Mapping

The Stakeholder Map helps identify and visualise the relevant stakeholders and their relationships, thereby facilitating a...
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5.3 Impact Assessment Results from Various Countries and Methods

A compilation of case studies and impact assessment results for Ecuador (ERGON), North America, Europe, Australia...
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3.7 Future Perspectives for Truck Driver Training

What happens to the job description and the qualification requirements of truck drivers in times of...
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5.2 Impact Assessment Methodology II

This manual by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) offers guidance and a specific Excel-based calculation tool...
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1.3 Skills and Labour Shortage in the Road Freight Transport Sector

Around the globe, logistics is an industry struggling to hire skilled workers. This World Bank study...
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6.3 Web-Based Training of Truck Drivers

Online ecodriving courses are often used to show both new and experienced drivers how to safely...
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CBA Methode

This tool presents guidance on how to conduct a Cost-Benefit-Analysis by explaining concepts and describing methodologies....
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2.2 Strategic Advice for Fleet Managers

Developing driver skills is an essential part of any fleet management strategy that aims at reducing...
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How to Ensure Target Group Specific Communication

No one-size-fits-all: The same information may be communicated in different ways via different channels to reach...
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3.2 Ecodriving Barrier Analysis

For designing an effective programme on ecodriving, it is key to understand the local barriers that...
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6.6. Strategies to Reduce Unnecessary Engine Idling

An effective and simple to implement fuel saving technique is to eliminate unnecessary engine idling –...
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EUROCLIMA+ Webinars: Mobility and Road Security Management

This tool includes a series of webinars held by Euroclima+ on several cross cutting topics in...
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EUROCLIMA+ Webinars: MRV

This tool includes a series of webinars held by Euroclima+ on several cross cutting topics in...
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EUROCLIMA+ Webinars: Gender

This tool includes a series of webinars held by Euroclima+ on several cross cutting topics in...
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5.4 Setting Targets and Estimating Impacts

This tool offers both general guidance and ready-to-use templates to monitor and estimate impacts based on...
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6.2 Overview Trainings

Work in progress.
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5.2 Best Practice MRV

Work in progress.
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5.1 MRV Overview

Work in progress.
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4.4 Terms of Reference for Financial Analysis Bus Technologies

This chapter includes several model Terms of Reference (ToR) specifically designed for Projects on Bus Fleet...
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4.1 Guidance on Options for Financing

Bus fleet modernization, irrespective of the technology considered, goes in hand with considerable funding needs and...
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3.1 Technology Risk Categories

This assessment reviewed programmes from Colombia, Costa Rica, Pakistan, and the Philippines, with the aim of...
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2.6 Process Steps of Busfleet Renewal Projects

Project managers of bus fleet modernization programs need a structured plan that breaks down the program...
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2.4 Project Presentations

Work in progress.   The TRANSfer project has developed exemplary project proposals from the Philippines and...
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2.3 Standard Indicators

Work in progress.    
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1.5 European Case Studies

Organizations and local governments in various European countries and cities have launched and successfully implemented bus...
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1.4 GIZ Case Studies

Organizations and governments in various countries have launched and successfully implemented programs to modernize public transport...
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1.2 Technology Overview

Work in progress.
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1.3 Guidance Document Sector Transformation

When talking about sustainable transport policies, the intention often is to change the rules of the...
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1.1 Content Overview Bus Fleet Renewal Toolkit

This content overview helps you nagivate through this toolkit. Note that many of the posts listed...
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3.4 Toolkit for Fleet Managers

The LoCITY Fleet Manager Toolkit is for use by anyone who manages commercial vans or heavy...
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