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In Search of a Universal Tool to Quantify Emissions

Berlin, 6th of March 2020, it is cold and rainy in Berlin, but the debate in the office building of the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) is lively. How do you track the kilometers travelled in Germany? Why have emissions of the German transport sector been rising? Can the European emission factor handbook also be […]

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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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Enhancing Climate Ambition in Transport

187 countries signed the Paris Agreement and committed themselves to robust climate action. In 2020, they...


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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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    7 Questions for 2 women in Kenya’s Climate Change Coordination Unit

    Background The transport sector is by far much more male dominated than other sectors of the...


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      Latin American Regional Workshop

      Developing policies and strategies that contribute to the decarbonisation of the transport sector is essential for...


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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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      Kenya’s transport sector – The pacesetters of climate change reporting

      What is the point of doing something if you are not going to measure progress and...


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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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      Video: Power to X – How does it work?

      The German Federal Environment Ministry released a short video clip that explains how Power to X...


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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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      German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze presents the PtX-Secretariat and strategy during COP 25

      During a press briefing on 10.12.2019 in the German Pavilion at the Climate Conference COP25 in...


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      Without the Transport Sector, the Paris Agreement’s Goal Is Out of Reach

      In order to stay in line with the climate target of 1.5°C we need to ramp...


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      CHANGING TRANSPORT at COP25

      According to UN Environment’s latest Emissions Gap Report, current ambition under the Paris Agreement are not...


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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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      Federal Environment Minister Schulze: Yes to PtX means yes to renewables!

      At the Power-to-X (PtX) conference of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear...


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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: MRV of Inter-Urban Rail Expansion

      We are pleased to invite you to participate in episode 7 of our joint webinar of...


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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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      Activating Long-Term Dialogue and Cooperation

      How to further activate long-term dialogue and cooperation between beneficiary cities and countries was a focus...


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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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      Data Is Key to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      In Vietnam, urbanisation and economic growth have led to a sharp increase in road vehicles, resulting...


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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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                          Interview with Martin Delgra, Chairman LTFRB, Philippines

                          In this interview Martin B. Delgra III, Chairman of The Philippines’ Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory...


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                          Peru is systematically operationalizing its NDC

                          The Peruvian Government has been taking big steps towards the systematic operationalization of its Nationally Determined...


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                          Two years and counting: Bringing the vision of transport and climate change to life in Kenya

                          For about two years, GIZ has been cooperating with Kenya’s State Department of Transport and its...


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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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                            “Every individual has a role to play”

                                During the Transport and Climate Change Week we seek to integrate several interests, personal...


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                            Raising awareness on mobility obstacles – Photo competition in the Philippines

                            The topic of mobility is ubiquitous in the Philippines, whether it is because of the heavy...


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                            CHANGING TRANSPORT at the COP24

                            The earth’s average yearly surface temperature is currently one degree above pre-industrialization levels. According to the...


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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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                            Photography Contest Winner Announced!

                            With the objective of capturing public perception of the state of mobility in Kenya, the Advancing...


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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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                            New Webinar: MRV of Shifting Road Freight Transport to Other Modes

                            Join episode 6 of our webinar series on November 14, at  3pm (UTC+1) German time. This...


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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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                            Transport and Climate Change Week: Presentations

                            Here you can find the list of the presentations used during the Transport and Climate Change Week,...


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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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                            Photo Contest: Sustainable Transportation in Kenya

                            +++ Submissions open on Monday 23th July 2018 and close on 20th August 2018, 11:59 pm +++ Given the...


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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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                            New Webinar on MRV of Alternative Transport Fuels

                            Join episode 5 of our webinar series on on 31 July 2018, at 4 pm (UTC+2)...


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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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                            UNFCCC and GIZ present: Webinar series on Methodologies for Baselines and Monitoring in the Transport Sector

                            The series comprises eight webinars and is based on the chapters of the UNFCCC Secretariat’s Passenger...


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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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                                Advancing Transport Climate Strategies (TraCS)

                                Supporting climate strategies in transport and identifying appropriate action plans.


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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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                                Power to X

                                The International PtX Hub: Catalyzing green hydrogen on a global scale


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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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                                Cities and Climate Change (CiClim)

                                Integrating climate-friendly urban and mobility planning  


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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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                                Further Projects

                                More transport & climate change projects


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