Third MobiliseYourCity Steering Committee in Paris

On November 27th the 3rd MobiliseYourCity Steering Committee took place at Ministère de la Transition Ecologique et Solidaire in Paris/France. Meanwhile the Partnership comprises of 9 national governments and 33 local governments as being beneficiary partners, as well as 9 contributing partners and 5 knowledge & network partners. The Steering Committee acknowledged the extraordinary vibrant development of MobiliseYourCity as a global flagship cooperation instrument to strengthen sustainable urban mobility transformation in emerging and developing countries, to effectively initiate greenhouse-gas reduction at the local level, to prepare related sector investments, and to share long and lasting best practices and approaches of the European Union member states.

Webinar series on Methodologies for Baselines and Monitoring in the Transport Sector

 

We are pleased to invite you to participate in episode 2 of the joint webinar series of the UNFCCC Secretariat and GIZ on Methodologies for GHG Baselines and Monitoring in the Transport Sector.

The series comprises eight webinars and is based on the chapters of the UNFCCC Secretariat’s Passenger and Freight Transport Volume of the Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring.

Join us for episode 2 of the series on 13 December 2017 at 3pm (UTC+1) German on how to MRV complex urban transport programmes or plans. Urda Eichhorst (GIZ) and Charles Kooshian, from the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) will introduce the core indicators for setting GHG baselines and monitoring emission reductions from the introduction of complex sustainable urban transport programmes or plans.

Urda Eichhorst will highlight the urban transport GHG inventory-based approach used for instance in the MobiliseYourCity Partnership for capturing the effects of Sustainable Urban Mobilitiy Plans (SUMPs). Charles Kooshian will present how a control-group approach will be used to account for the effects of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in Colombia. In addition, a representative from CIUDAT, a center for sustainable urban development, housed within the national development bank, FINDETER, in Colombia will share their experience with preparing to apply the control-group approach for their transit-oriented development NAMA, supported by the NAMA Facility.

In the last 30 minutes of the webinar, there will be time for questions and answers. Please register here.

The webinar addresses primarily government agencies, consultants, think tanks and international cooperation organisations that want to calculate emissions reductions from complex urban transport programmes or plans.

 

Webinar times – 13 December 2017

09:00 – 10:30 Washington DC (UTC-5)

09:00 – 10:30 Bogotá (UTC-5)

15:00 – 16:30 Berlin (UTC+1)

17:00 – 18:30 Addis Abbaba, Nairobi (UTC+3)

21:00 – 22:30 Bangkok, Hanoi (UTC+7)

 

We’re looking forward to meeting you online!

 

The full series will cover the methodologies for all mitigation action types covered by the Passenger and Freight Transport Volume:

 

  1. National Fuel Economy Standards (5 October 2017 – with the ICCT)
  2. Comprehensive Urban Transport Programmes (13 December 2017 – with CCAP)
  3. Pricing Policies (1st quarter of 2018 – with INFRAS and ICAT)
  4. Alternative Fuels Incentives, Regulation and Production
  5. Mass Transit Investments
  6. Vehicle Efficiency Improvement Programmes
  7. Inter-Urban Rail Infrastructure
  8. Shift Mode of Freight Transport from Road to Rail or Water

 

Further information on the Passenger and Freight Transport Volume

On 09 May 2017, during the UNFCCC´s 46th session of the Subsidiary Bodies in Bonn, the publication of the Passenger and Freight Transport Volume of the UNFCCC’s Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring was officially launched. The Transport Volume is a multi-stakeholder effort to provide a resource map of methodologies and tools for establishing baselines and monitoring emissions reductions from mitigation actions. It covers more than 30 methodologies and tools, which are structured into eight different mitigation action types.

The transport volume was coordinated by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in cooperation with the UNFCCC Secretariat and the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SloCaT) and funded through the International Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety BMUB. It was written with the assistance of the Center for Clean Air Policy with contributions from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and INFRAS.

MobiliseYourCity @ Climate Chance Summit in Agadir, Morocco

The Climate Chance World Summit, the annual gathering of climate actors, will take place from the 11th to the 13th September 2017 in Agadir, Morocco. In partnership with the Souss-Massa Region, this summit will be the biggest event for non-state actors, like local authorities, companies, NGOS, etc. before COP23.. During the summit the MobiliseYourCity Partnership is organizing and participating in different events and we are looking forward to you to join us at these events or meet us at the PPMC stand.

For more information about the MobiliseYourCity events have a look at this overview in English and in French and for more Information on the Climate Chance 2017 Summit check out their website.

European Union grants 3.5 Million Euros under the MYC Inititative

The French Development Agency (AFD) and India’s Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) signed a Grant Facility Agreement of 3.5 million euros, to be financed by the European Union under its Asia Investment Facility (AIF) for implementing the ‘MobiliseYourCity’ initiative in three Indian cities, Nagpur, Kochi and Ahmedabad. The contribution received broad news coverage especially in India, for more inforamtion see inter allia Indian Express, Hindustan Times, The Statesman and Times of India.

Second Steering Committee Meeting: MobiliseYourCity welcomes new Country and City as well as Knowledge and Network Partner into the Initiative.

The second MobiliseYourCity Steering Committee (SC) Meeting, chaired by the European Commission (DG DEVCO) took place on Thursday, May 11th in the MobiliseYourCity Secretariat in Brussels. The SC provides the forum for an exchange on MobiliseYourCity related activities and on further strategic directions for development and implementation of the initiative

The meeting was attended by representatives from the European Commission, the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) and the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (MEEM), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) as well as MobiliseYourCity´s founding partners, the Agence de l’environnement et de la maîtrise de l’énergie (ADEME), Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Centre d’études et d’expertise sur les risques, l’environnement, la mobilité et l’aménagement (CEREMA), Cooperation for urban mobility in the developing world (CODATU) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ).

Karima Delli, Member of the European Parliament and Chairwoman of its Committee on Transport and Tourism, provided insights from the committee work and elaborated on challenges related to urban mobility in emerging and developing economies.

 

MobiliseYourCity is delighted to welcome the following national governments as new partner countries:

  • The Dominican Republic
  • Ethiopia
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
  • India
  • Togo
  • Tunisia

In addition, MobiliseYourCity is delighted to welcome the following local governments as new partner cities:

  • Curitiba, Brazil
  • Recife, Brazil
  • Gran Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Nagpur, India
  • Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Mahajanga, Madagascar
  • Dakar, Senegal
  • Sfax, Tunisia
  • Czernowitz, Ukraine
  • Poltava, Ukraine
  • Vinnitsa, Ukraine
  • Zhytomyr, Ukraine

Moreover, the following Knowledge and Network Partners were welcomed into the initiative:

  • EUROMED
  • UCLG
  • UN Habitat

MobiliseYourCity is looking forward to working with its new partners. If you are interested in joining the initiative as a partner as well as a contributor, you can find more information on our website.

Urban Mobility in Emerging Economies: Challenges and Approaches

Urban Mobility in Emerging Economies: Challenges and Approaches

A Capacity4Change (C4C) event
jointly organised by
IRU, MobiliseYourCity (MYC) and
GIZ Representation Brussels
 
Friday, 03 March 2017, 12:00h-13:30h
MobiliseYourCity Secretariat
Orega Centre d’affaires, Rue du Commerce 123
1000 Brussels
 
The event will be live streamed.
Join the discussion on twitter: #capacity4change
 
Cities are already growing at a rapid rate and becoming focal points of human community. The achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda of the UN Habitat Process hinges on cities and related national and subnational actions. A sustainable and intelligent urban development is essential to take equal account of both human needs and environmental limits. One main area of action is the transport sector. It is considered to be globally the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases with half of the emissions arising from urban transport. Fuel-efficiency, reduction of emissions and a general increase of collective transport means are possible solutions to lower the environmental footprint of transport.
 
In this event, IRU and MobiliseYourCity will outline challenges and present innovative approaches for sustainable modes of transport and urban mobility.

For further questions please contact: giz-brussels@giz.de
 
Capacity4Change (C4C) is an event series organized in Brussels by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in cooperation with selected partner institutions and organisations. C4C aims to enrich the Brussel’s policy debate with practical knowhow and implementation experiences. It features innovative approaches, challenging analyses, interesting publications and thought provoking ideas.

 

IRU is the world’s road transport organisation. Its work spans more than 100 countries. Its core constituents are national road transport associations and road transport operators. IRU works closely with governments, the UN and international organisations. At the heart of IRU are millions of journeys across the planet every day: people and goods moving to where they need to be, in buses, coaches, taxis or trucks, for all, or even just a small part, of their journey. In 2009, IRU launched its Smart Move campaign, to globally promote the use of collective passenger transport as the most affordable, efficient, safe and environmentally-friendly way to achieve sustainable mobility for all at the fairest cost for society. Smart Move currently implements activities in Europe, in the East African Community in the CIS countries and in India.

 

The MYC Secretariat moves into its premises in Brussel

MYC_SecretariatThis week the MYC Secretariat officially moved into its premises in Brussels, enabling the Secretariat team to intensify its dialogue with European level stakeholders and partners and to work closely together in their efforts to support sustainable urban mobility in developing and emerging countries. Brussels as a political world city offers one of the best opportunities to interact with MYC´s supporters as well as beneficiaries and will foster underline the role of the initiative as a global exchange platform for sustainable urban development and mobility planning.

The Secretariat can be reached here:

Orega Centre d’affaires – EU District
Attn: MobiliseYourCity Secretariat
Rue du Commerce 123
1000 Brussels, Belgium
T +32 2895 5838
M contact /at/ mobiliseyourcity.net

Contact persons are:

Markus Delfs
Coordinator of the Secretariat

Maël Martinie
Communication and Outreach

MobiliseYourCity at COP22

During the 22nd Conference of the Parties, which was held in Marrakesh, Morocco from Nov 7th – 18th, 2016 MobiliseYourCity participated in different events.

MYC_SC_MeetingOn Friday Nov 11th the 1st MobiliseYourCity Steering Committee (MYC SC) meeting took place, chaired by the European Commission (DG DEVCO). The meeting was attended by Representatives from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the European Commission, the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) and the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (MEEM)as well as all MYC´s founding partners, the Agence de l’environnement et de la maîtrise de l’énergie (ADEME), Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Centre d’études et d’expertise sur les risques, l’environnement, la mobilité et l’aménagement (CEREMA), Cooperation for urban mobility in the developing world (CODATU) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ). The MYC SC adopted most relevant governance documents of the initiative. A status report on MYC operationalisation was given.

MYC at COP22

Furthermore the first beneficiary partners were adopted and announced later the same day during a high level event in the French Pavilion. Hence MobiliseYourCity is most pleased to welcome the national governments of Cameroon and Morocco as well as the local governments of Douala and Yaounde (both Cameroon), Casablanca (Morocco), and Cochi (India) as new partners. High level representatives of MobiliseYourCity took part in a signature ceremony and announced the new partnerships.

If you are interested in joining us, please see the How to join? Section and contact us.