Accelerating the transition to sustainable urban mobility
The MobiliseYourCity Partnership is a global and inclusive network of cities and countries as well as an umbrella brand of European development cooperation particularly related to the field of sustainable urban transport. The Partnership aims at assisting beneficiary partners – i.e. national and local governments – in their preparation of National Urban Mobility Policies and Investment Programmes (NUMPs) and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).
Furthermore, the MobiliseYourCity Partnership is a global alliance for integrated urban mobility planning in emerging, developing and EU neighborhood countries, and an international mobility flagship under the UN Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action. It is a multi-donor action, jointly co-financed by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), the French Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity-based Transition (MTES), the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM), and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The Partnership is implemented jointly by its implementing partners ADEME, AFD, CEREMA, CODATU, EBRD, GIZ, KfW, and WUPPERTAL INSTITUTE. Besides contribution to the international climate process, it contributes to the UN’s Agenda 2030, specifically Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
The Partnership facilitates the establishment of framework conditions and institutional preparedness for effective sector investments and sustainable development of urban transport infrastructure & services as well as regulatory soft measures. Goals:
20 national governments commit themselves to introduce sustainable urban mobility policies and/or investment programmes
100 cities engage in reducing their emissions by 50% through the development of integrated sustainable urban mobility plans
MobiliseYourCity assists its beneficiary partners to shape urbanization and transport development in a sustainable and climate-friendly manner. Mitigation measures are prepared through integrated planning and consultation with different stakeholders at an early stage. MobiliseYourCity supports as financing facility budgeting, development of financial mechanisms and initiation of national and international funding to ensure successful implementation.
Secretariat operated in Brussels / Belgium
Currently 58 cities and 14 national governments validated as Beneficiary Partners; currently 35 SUMPs and 12 NUMPs supported
Established complementary to other EU programmes and transport initiatives
Provision of a set of methodologies, toolkits and capacity development to partners through country- and region-specific support-programmes
Financial Budget: EUR 37 million in Technical Assitance delivered through 9 implementing partners; mobilised EUR 810 million: EUR 600 million for 7 completed and nearly-completed SUMPs (Agadir, Dakar, Douala, Santo Domingo, Lviv, Potlova, Yaoundé) and EUR 210 million for NUMPs in the Philippines, Ecuador and Dominican Republic
ADB (Asian Development Bank)
ADEME (French Env. & Energy Agency)
AFD (French Development Agency)
CEREMA (French Centre for Studies and Expertise on Risks, Environment, Mobility, and Urban and Country Planning)
CODATU (Cooperation for urban mobility in the developing world)
EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
GIZ (German Agency for Int. Cooperation)
KfW (German Development Bank)
WUPPERTAL INSTITUTE (German Centre for Studies and Expertise on Environment and Urban, and Mobility Planning)
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.
Intern Capacity Development & Methodology MobiliseYourCity
Based in Brussels
I am supporting the international team at the Secretariat of the MobiliseYourCity Partnership in Brussels. Among other things like outreach and communication, the Secretariat develops training series and tools to advise, support and connect its many city and national government partners worldwide in sustainable urban mobility planning.
Throughout my international multidisciplinary educational path in Business, Cultural and Urban Studies, I came to focus on urban mobility and sustainable, active transport planning in particular. During my Masters I worked with offices such as Copenhagenize and Rupprecht Consult and became a passionate defender of compact development, fascinated by the interest and enthusiasm in urban mobility that city-residents all over the world develop!
Based in Brussels, Belgium and Eschborn, Germany
I am supporting the MobiliseYourCity Partnership Team since June 2020. Before joining the team I worked in a German consultancy that focused on electric mobility. I hold a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Freie Universität Berlin and I am currently doing my master’s in Governance and Public Policy. As a Colombian, I am aware of the challenges that developing countries face in transportation. All the more reason for working in such a meaningful project!
Coordinator for MobiliseYourCity
Based in Brussels, Belgium
I am the Coordinator for MobiliseYourCity, a global partnership for sustainable transport policy and finance. Even before knowing the term ‘development cooperation’ I was asking questions about why the everyday lives of people can be so different depending on where they were born. As an American kid who spent summers in India, I experienced this difference on a regular basis. My interest in global inequality and social justice led to a career in development – and since 2008 I have been working at intersection of climate change and project finance in Germany, India, Philippines, Vietnam and now Belgium. Before MobiliseYourCity, I was an Urban Development Specialist at the Asian Development Bank. As an economist, I’m interested in money. As a urbanist and a father, I’m passionate about doing my part in making cities wonderful places to grow up.