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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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    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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    MobiliseYourCity Partnership

    The MobiliseYourCity Partnership is a global and inclusive network of cities and countries as well as...
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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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    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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      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

          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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                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

                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 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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                      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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                            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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                            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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                            More transport & climate change projects
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