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 will be 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.
Participatory processes will 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 will be implemented in coordination with other partners such as the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT) and local governments.
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.