Mitigating emissions from the transport sector in Costa Rica.
MiTransporte aims to strengthen the government of Costa Rica in the sustainable transition to climate-friendly transport and thus in achieving its NDCs. The strategy of the project is to improve the legal and institutional framework for implementing the national transport and climate agenda. In cooperation with various actors, the project supports replicable and scalable measures on sustainable urban mobility and energy efficiency in the sector.
The project is implemented through the following:
The project supports the national government in the development of policies, and (financing) instruments to promote the transition towards clean transport technology and sustainable transport systems.
MiTransporte implements specific pilot projects on sustainable urban mobility jointly with local governments, and with the private sector, such as public transport providers as well as with non-governmental organizations.
By way of a pilot project with key players in the public transport system, the project aims to develop the regulatory framework and business model for the electrification of public transport in Costa Rica.
Participatory processes ensure that the supported measures are appropriate and beneficial. Furthermore, the project promotes the exchange of know-how and experiences in the region to demonstrate best practices of implementing NCDs in the transport sector.
The project is implemented by GIZ and funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
In Costa Rica, the official partner is the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE). Furthermore, the project is implemented in coordination with other partners such as the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT) and local governments.
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 a transport advisor in the project MiTransporte in Costa Rica, coordinating thenational policy support including one–mobility, freight transport, vehicle regulations as well as innovation and digitalization for low-carbon transport. Before moving to Costa Rica, I worked in the TRANSfer project in Indonesia, the Philippines and South Africa. Prior to joining GIZ in 2011, I researched about urban mobility and worked as an urban planning assistant in Australia. My motivation is to create and sharegood examples in our partner countries to achieve aglobal Verkehrswende.
Communications Advisor, based in San José, Costa Rica
Since 2016, I work as a Communications and Public Relations advisor for GIZ in several projects in Costa Rica, focusing on low-carbon development and adaptation to climate change. In 2018, I joined the MiTransporte project and am currently expanding my expertise on sustainable transport, electromobility and inclusive mobility. I love the challenge of finding ways to reach my projects’ very different target groups to inspire a change of mentality or behavior and contribute to reaching Costa Rica’s climate goals. Before joining GIZ, I worked in the PR and press department of a German public utility company.
I am a project manager at GIZ, responsible for the BMU-funded “MiTransporte” project in Costa Rica, focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector by improving public transport and promoting sustainable and alternative mobility solutions. I have a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the Technische Universität Berlin and have previously worked in Germany, Peru, Malawi and Sri Lanka in territorial planning, development planning, decentralization, reconstruction, conflict transformation, climate change adaptation and mitigation.
I am currently working on communication and participation topics in transport and mobility. I am a Journalist and International Relations Specialist with more than 10 years of experience in international cooperation. I am interested in the topics of active mobility, transport and electric mobility, but I am interested especially in how to carry the strategic messages of our projects to different actors, to generate behavioral changes that improve our cities. Before joining GIZ, I worked at the United Nations in Costa Rica as a communicator in several areas.