Title: Regional Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Programme with Latin America (EUROCLIMA+) / Program Component “Resource Efficiency in an Urban Environment”
Funding Source for support: European Commission, together with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Duration of commission: 2016-2020
Volume: 10, 000, 000 €
Implementing Partners: GIZ, AFD
The EUROCLIMA+ program promotes environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries. EUROCLIMA+ provides technical and financial support to aid the development and implementation of climate change adaptation and mitigation policies; it also facilitates regional policy dialogue and climate action in six sectors, including urban mobility. Through the urban mobility component, EUROCLIMA+ supports the development of National Urban Mobility Policies and Programs (NUMP), Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) and pilot projects in selected partner countries and cities. The kick-off event took place in August 2017 in Lima. For the selection of beneficiaries, a call for proposals was launched in late November 2017 with a set of selection criteria (e.g. relevance of the proposed activities for emission reductions, sustainability of the proposed activities, potential regional impact, etc.). EUROCLIMA+ uses MobiliseYourCity‘s technical knowledge and methodologies for the development of NUMPs and SUMPs.
The urban mobility component also includes the establishment of a community of practice for the region with the purpose of strengthening knowledge exchange and interaction among regional and international practitioners and decision-makers. The Community of Practice will work in close cooperation with MobiliseYourCity on NUMPs and SUMPs, with UN Environment on Electric Mobility and with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on Financing. The community of practice will promote synergies and the dissemination of best practices as well as links to the global community through MobiliseYourCity.
EUROCLIMA+ is funded by the European Union and the German Government. Five European agencies are implementing EUROCLIMA+; the implementing agencies for the urban mobility component are GIZ and AFD.