Climate actions

Sustainable transport: We aim to mitigate emissions.

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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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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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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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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SUTRI NAMA and INDOBUS counterparts stop by in Eschborn

On November 27th, a group of officials from the Government of Indonesia visited the GIZ Headquarters...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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MobiliseYourCity Partnership

The MobiliseYourCity Partnership is a global and inclusive network of cities and countries as well as...
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    Train the Trainer Materials (Tool)

    This section aims to provide trainers with methods, tips and skills in the field of professial...
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      Capacity Assessment Methodology of Driving Schools (Tool)

      The objective of this practical toolkit made by the Transaid Organisation is to support any interested...
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        Strategies to Reduce Unnecessary Engine Idling (Knowledge Product and Example)

        An effective and simple to implement fuel saving technique is to eliminate unnecessary engine idling -the...
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          Improving Truck Fuel Efficiency (Knowledge Product and Example)

          This section provides information about how to improve truck fuel effiency through 1 Knowledge Product and...
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            Status Quo Analysis for Green Freight Programmes (Knowledge Product)

            This ICCT’s blueprint for performing a “Freight Assessment” is a practical guide for evaluating a country’s...
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            Barrier Analysis (Tool and Knowledge Product)

            This section provides 1 Tool and 1 Knowledge Product that will help to identify and understand...
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              Policymaker Recommendations on Eco-Driving (Knowledge Product)

              The Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP) Partnership for Eco-Driving under UNECE has issued...
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                Case Studies on Eco-Driving Programmes (Knowledge Product)

                The “Eco-Driving Scoping Study” was carried out for the government of New Zealand to inform its...
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                Stakeholder Mapping (Tool and Knowledge Product)

                Stakeholder mapping can provide important insight regarding key actors, their role and possible alliances and gaps....
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                  Road Freight Transport Services Reform (Knowledge Product)

                  Promoting eco-driving can be done in the context of wider national reforms for the capacity development...
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                    Impact Assessment Methodology III (Tool)

                    This manual by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) offers guidance and a specific Excel-based calculation tool...
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                      Impact Assessment Results from Various Countries and Methods (Example)

                      This LoCITY Fleet Manager Toolkit is part of a series of tools, guidance and training produced...
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                        Green Fleet Management (Tool)

                        This LoCITY Fleet Manager Toolkit can be used by anyone who manages commercial vans or heavy...
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                          Logistics Competencies, Skills, and Trainings (Knowledge Product)

                          Around the globe, logistics is an industry struggling to hire skilled workers. This World Bank report...
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                            Scope, Objective and Mitigation Potential (Example)

                            This report details the work of the Multi-Sectoral Group Work (GTM) formed by thirteen ministries and...
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                            Where Convenience of People Matters Most

                            Walking is the most common form of mobility and is generally how all trips start and...
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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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                              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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                              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 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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                              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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                              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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                              Changing Transport in Thailand!

                              When arriving in Thailand it is next to impossible to avoid the topics of transport and...
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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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                              Reverse Innovation in Urban Mobility

                              Air pollution, noise and a lack of space – German municipalities are looking for ways to...
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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 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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                                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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                                  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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                                  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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                                  EUROCLIMA+

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

                                  Mitigating emissions from the transport sector in Costa Rica
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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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                                  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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                                  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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                                  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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