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.

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.

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.

MobiliseDays Cameroon: National Seminar on Urban Mobility, Yaoundé, 28-29 June 2016

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MobiliseYourCity is glad to announce the first MobiliseDays Cameroon, the 2-day seminar for national urban mobility in Cameroon that will take place in Hotel du Mont Fébé in Yaoundé on the 28 and 29 June at the Mont Fébé Hotel. 50 participants representing national and local authorities will work together with international experts to draw a roadmap for the country and its cities. Cameroon is the first country to host the Mobilise Days and its cities will be the first to officially apply to the initiative.

This seminar, organised by CODATU on behalf of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MINHDU) and AFD will be about changing cities through urban transport cities. The examples of Cape Town (South Africa), Lagos (Nigeria) and Bordeaux (France), will be presented as they showcase good practices of how cities can be changed though urban transport planning. There will also be an intervention from CEREMA to present how to overcome financial and institutional problems.

The seminar will be opened by His Excellency Jean-Claude Mbwentchou, minister of Housing and Urban development.

Outcomes of the seminar will enable Cameroon and its cities to engage in MobiliseYourCity. Final national roadmap and selected cities will be announced during COP22 in Marrakech.

Contact us for more details

Official launch of MobiliseYourCity during COP21

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

Ahmedabad, India

Agadir, Morocco

Amman, Jordan

Bamako, Mali

Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Bouake, Ivory Coast

Curitiba, Brazil

Dakar, Senegal

Douala, Cameroon

Irbid, Jordan

Kara, Togo

Kigali, Rwanda

Kochi, India

Korhogo, Ivory Coast

Lahore, Pakistan

Lomé, Togo

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Praia, Cabo Verde

Sfax, Tunisia

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.