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.

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.


MobiliseYourCity launches its website during the International Transport Forum Summit in Leipzig (18-20 May 2016)

The partners of MobiliseYourCity are proud to launch the website of the initiative during the International Transport Forum Summit in Leipzig. During these 3 days, partners will meet and present the initiative to the public and potential new partners. Come find us at the stand of the French Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea .

The website will soon be translated in other languages and more content will be added in the coming weeks.