The MobiliseYourCity initiative, aiming to renforce the urban mobility planning in developing countries in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of urban transports, and part of the Lima-Paris action plan, was officially be launched on the 3 December 2015 during the Transport focus, in the blue area of the COP21 in Le Bourget. Involved cities were presented during the event. Robert BEUGRE MAMBE, Governor of Abidjan district and Louis NEGRE, Vice-President of Nice Métropole and President of GART presented the initiative during their interventions.
Already 20 cities have expressed their interest to join the initiative:
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Bouake, Ivory Coast
Korhogo, Ivory Coast
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Praia, Cabo Verde
MobiliseYourCity aims to accompagny 100 cities engaged in a deep transformation of urban mobility
The partners of the initiative (ADEME, AFD, CEREMA, CODATU, GIZ, …) wish to engage 100 cities by 2020 in integrated urban mobility policies to contribute to climate change mitigation. They support local governments in their efforts towards urban mobility planning to make cities more inclusive and liveable, improve economic attractiveness and reduce GHG emissions.
To make these metropolitan policies successful, it is critical to associate national governments and help them in the elaboration and implementation of a comprehensive national urban mobility framework. This intervention at both level aims at putting cities on tracks towards a 50% emission reduction (at least) by 2050, compared to business as usual.
MobiliseYourCity provides a methodological framework, capacity building and technical assistance and facilitates access to financing at both local and national levels. The initiative will set up an international reference platform (Community of Practice) to share best practices and expertise as well as academic knowledge about sustainable urban mobility planning.