The EUROCLIMA+ programme promotes environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries. EUROCLIMA+ provides technical and financial support to the development and implementation of climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and facilitates regional policy dialogue and climate action in seven sectors, including urban mobility. The urban mobility component also includes the establishment of a community of practice for the region with the purpose of strengthening knowledge exchange and interaction among regional and international practitioners and decision-makers.
Through the urban mobility component, EUROCLIMA+ supports the development of National Urban Mobility Policies and Programmes (NUMP), Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) and pilot projects in selected partner countries and cities.
The selection of beneficiaries was conducted through a call for proposals with a set of selection criteria (e.g. relevance of the proposed activities for emission reductions, sustainability of the proposed activities, potential regional impact, etc.).
Programme Director Transport and Climate Change,
based in Bonn, Germany
I am currently heading GIZ‘s global projects on transport and climate change TraCS and TRANSfer – both funded by the German Ministry for the Environment. From 2011 to 2015, I have lived in Beijing and headed various sustainable transport projects in China. Interested in a broad range of topics (e.g. urban mobility, freight and logistics, green hydrogen (PtX), electromobility), my passion is to understand and reduce transport emissions. Before joining GIZ in 2009, I researched sustainable mobility at the German think tank Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy.
I am an architect with a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Development from the University of Seoul (South Korea), with expertise in urban regulation, development of public policies, and sustainable urban planning for climate change mitigation projects in the public sector and the field of international cooperation.
I joined GIZ in 2019 to support the structuring of Shared Bike Systems in 4 cities in Colombia (Montería, Bucaramanga, Cali, and Bogotá). Currently, I am supporting TRANSfer and EUROCLIMA+ as a Project Advisor, supporting Colombia’s National Government in the deployment of electric vehicles in mass transit systems, as well as the development of the National Strategy for Active Mobility.
I have recently joined the Euroclima+ team as a junior advisor to support the Urban Mobility Component. Before joining GIZ I gained experience in private and public organizations in the field of international cooperation and worked on topics of renewable energy and sustainable trade. Besides, my academic background is in political and development economics. I hold a bachelor’s degree from the University of Heidelberg and a master’s degree from the University of Göttingen.
As a Peruvian, I am very excited to work with the Euroclima+ team by supporting the implementation of transport mitigation actions in the Latin American region. I am looking forward to working for a sustainable transport system!
Ana Alcántara is a Technical Advisor for EUROCLIMA+ Urban Mobility Component at GIZ Mexico. She monitors the planning and execution of the pilot project of electric trycicles in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala and provides technical assistance to the Federation of Latin-American Cities, Municipalities and Associations of Local Governments (FLACMA) in the conceptual and organizational development of the Urban Mobility Component’s Community of Practice.
Previously she worked at the World Resources Institute Mexico in the field of Mobility Economics and Public Policies of Transport.
Ana has participated in projects in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. She is an architect from the Institute of Technology and Higher Education of Monterrey and holds a master’s degree in Urban Management from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
Ana Eugenia works as technical advisor in Costa Rica for the implementation of mitigation measures in the transport sector with a focus in active mobility and local governments for GIZ’s MiTransporte project and Euroclima+. She is an architect from the Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica and holds a master’s degree in urban development and International Cooperation from the Technische Universität Darmstadt.
Prior to GIZ, Ana funded the architecture and urbanism firm Tandem and worked in the sustainable development NGO sector in Costa Rica. Her experience includes development of projects and knowledge exchange with Germany, Peru, Colombia, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and United States; as well collaborative work with UNDP, KOICA, IUCN, Costa Rica For Ever, FUNDECOR, FAICO, Global Green Growth Institute, Forest Stewardship Council, among others.
I am an Architect from the Universidad de Valparaíso and hold a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Richmond International University of London. I worked twelve years in Chile in the public sector, at the Municipality of Coquimbo on public infrastructure design, at the Ministry of Education for the implementation of public policies and at the Ministry of Construction as Project Manager of an urban regenaration project. My international experiences comprises an urban development project in Kunming, China and project management in London.
I started working for the GIZ in 2016 as national advisor for the global project Cities Fit for Climate Change and I am currently working as technical advisor for the EUROCLIMA+ Urban Mobility Component supporting the development of a National Urban Mobility Programme (NUMP) in Chile and a National E-mobility Strategy in Uruguay.
Project Manager TRANSfer / EC+ Component
Based in Eschborn, Germany
I am very happy to have joined the Mobility Team in Eschborn as a Project Manager from where I will support both the TRANSfer Project and the Urban Mobility Component of the Euroclimate + Program. For the past nine years I have worked for GIZ in Mexico coordinating the Sustainable Energy Program that covered specific topics on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction. Being a program for almost 10 years, several triangular cooperation projects were generated to share experiences with countries such as Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Colombia and Argentina. I am a Chemical Engineer with a Master’s degree in Project Engineering and a Master on Business Administration. I am very excited to contribute to this new position and share good times working together.
I have been a part of the GIZ transport team in Eschborn since April 2016 as Office Manager. Before this, I worked in an engineering office with a focus on transportation and infrastructure on the international level. I am very happy that I can contribute to climate action in the transport sector. I am especially pleased to work for GIZ and with the people who support transport projects worldwide! My life moto: Save gasoline, ride a bike!
Since February 2021, I joined the EUROCLIMA+ team as an intern. I hold a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the National University of Colombia, and I am currently finishing a master’s degree in Urban Management at TU Berlin. Before joining GIZ, I have worked in the private sector developing urban master plans in Bogota and Ciudad de Guatemala and in the public sector redesigning public spaces and street sections in Medellin, Colombia.
I am convinced of the transformative power that improving mobility conditions has on creating more sustainable, healthy, equitable and livable urban environments. Therefore, I am eager to contribute to promoting and upscaling sustainable mobility initiatives in Latin America through institutional cooperation and citizen empowerment.
I studied economics in the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE) and I hold a Master of Science on Urban and Regional Planning Studies from the London School of Economics in England. My professional experience has been in development baking, working in the preparation, funding and technical assistance of development projects at the local level. I have also experience in the design of programmes for multilateral financing and financial tools for the implementation of sectoral public policies.
Currently, I support the development of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan in the city of Ambato, Ecuador under the Euroclima+ Programme.
Coordinator Urban Mobilty Euroclima+
Based in Eschborn, Germany
Joining the GIZ TRANSfer team in 2017, I am responsible for the implementation of the urban mobility component of the Euroclima+ project, which supports climate change mitigation in Latin America. I joined GIZ in 2009 as a transport advisor for several transport projects worldwide. From 2014 to 2017 I worked in the GIZ transport project in Namibia and was responsible for Logistics Hub Implementation and Academic Education in Civil Engineering. I hold a degree in Civil Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) and Management Engineering (Dipl. Wirt.-Ing.).
Miriam Monterrubio has a degree in Administration and a Master’s degree in metropolitan planning and policies, both from the Autonomous Metropolitan University. She also has a Diploma in territorial intelligence and courses on human centered design, urban experience studies, gentrification in the Latin American city, environmental sustainability for development and leaders in urban transport planning. She is the author of several articles in Latin American magazines on issues of non-motorized mobility, public transport, right to the city, gender, among others.
In 2018, she joined GIZ Mexico as Technical Advisor where she works in the C40 CFF and Euroclima+ programmes in the Urban Mobility Component with the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara for the improvement of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan and the development of a pilot project for the analysis of metropolitan travels.
As Project Assistant in Moving Chile and in the Urban Mobility component of EUROCLIMA+ in Chile, I provide support in the coordination, management and administration for both projects according to their needs. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Art from the Pontificia Universidad Católicade Chile with studies in Art Therapy and Psychoplastic. I am a passionate urban walker, cyclist and user to the public transport. I am sure of the transport can be climate-friendly and to contribute positively in thepeople’squalityoflife. For the above reasonsI think that creativity, interdisciplinary work and the global cooperationcandoa big change for the world. I am happy to contribute from November 2019 to this great project!
As Technical Advisor in the Urban Mobility component of EUROCLIMA+ in Chile I coordinate and manage the development of the SUMP of Antofagasta and the NUMP of Chile. I hold a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chile and a master’s degree from The Bartlett University College London. Before joining the GIZ, I have worked at the Metropolitan Public Transport Board of Santiago, in urban planning and design consultancies, and as a lecturer at the Viña del Mar University.
I focus my professional career on sustainable urban mobility because of two reasons: first, I strongly believe that transport has an important impact on climate change, and we need to act now. Secondly, I think Latin America has a lot to show and receive in terms of sustainable mobility. There is a lot of creativity emerging from around the globe that can be optimized and reproduced through global cooperation.
Intern in portfolio management of the BMU Project Cluster Transport and PtX, based in Bonn, Germany
Since October 2020, I have been supporting the Changing Transport Team as an intern in portfolio management. As a current student of International Economics and Development (B.A.) at the University of Bayreuth, I have a great interest in international cooperation as well as climate policy.
In order to tackle the climate crisis, I believe that humans from the Global North and South have to cooperate more closely in climate change mitigation and share their knowledge. Both transport and energy sectors play a crucial role in this and need to be decarbonised to limit global warming.
I am therefore very happy to join the team and to contribute to the realization of international climate protection within GIZ’s mobility and PtX projects in the Global South.
Since March 2020 I am part of the GIZ Changing Transport Team. My current job is to support National Urban Mobility Policies in Latin American countries as well as to develop and implement several Pilot Initiatives together with our partners in the scope of the TUMIVolt and EUROCLIMA Programmes.
My academic background is Environmental Engineering, which I complemented with a Master’s Degree in Energy Planning and a Diploma in Entrepreneurial Management. After having worked in several energy related programs at GIZ Brazil from 2009 to 2015, I joined the German Development Bank KfW, where I was responsible for the local coordination of all sanitation and urban mobility related financing activities in Brazil, before moving back to GIZ in the beginning of last year. I am a father of a little girl and a boy and I hope that by the time they grew up, they will be able to travel in a safe and zero emission public transport system in any major Latin American city. Let’s change transport? I’m in!