Find selected documents and publications from the MobiliseYourCity Partnership
Monitoring and Reporting Approach for GHG Emissions
This publication which has been developed within the MobiliseYourCity Partnership in collaboration with the project “Advancing climate strategies in rapidly motorising countries”, funded by the BMUB, sets out the Greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting principles for the MobiliseYourCity Partnership. The MobiliseYourCity approach to monitoring and reporting proposes that participating cities track the development of transport related GHG emissions (CO2, CH4 and N2O) at city level rather than per measure. The SUMPs form packages of measures that interact with each other and consequently have a bigger impact on emissions than the sum of single measures.
MobiliseYourCity Factsheet on Capacity Development
MobiliseYourCity understands the development of human and institutional capacities as priority requirement to enable its beneficiary partners to initiate and successfully manage transformational changes. For that reason MobiliseYourCity has established a robust set of capacity development instruments, which are applied based on individual needs and support program objectives. Delivery of capacity development measures is done in collaboration with MobiliseYourCity knowledge & network partners, and making use of most advanced concepts, tools as well as most experienced international and partner region experts.
MobiliseYourCity Factsheet on National Urban Mobility Policies
Most countries have historically grown regulations on urban mobility planning as well as on urban mobility measures and different transport modes. However, they are often not integrated towards the overarching sustainable development goals and the particular needs of cities. To address these, countries like Brazil, India, Mexico and many others have developed dedicated national urban mobility policies, investment programs or laws. MobiliseYourCity will support the development of NUMPs and make a contribution to an intensified exchange of experiences on NUMP design and implementation. Learning, Innovation and Capacity Development are decisive for successful development and implementation of NUMPs and thus form integral part of MobiliseYourCity support. MobiliseYourCity will be working with national governments, donor agencies and hired international and national consultants.
MobiliseYourCity Factsheet on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans
The old-fashioned “predict-and-provide” approach to transport planning leads to enormous investments in roads and highways worldwide – and to a growing number of cars using them. Today, quality of life, economic activity and the need to reduce local pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions play a stronger role in urban and mobility planning. Hence, in order to cater for the mobility needs of people and businesses, investments in sustainable transport projects and measures are prioritized by more and more cities. The concept of sustainable urban mobility considers all transport modes (i.e. including cycling, walking, public and individual transport) as well as urban functionalities and development objectives (i.e. quality of life, access for all societal groups, public space, urban logistics, air quality). MobiliseYourCity provides technical assistance to beneficiary cities in order to enable them to develop powerful and feasible strategies to enhance urban mobility.
Compendium on Greenhouse Gas Baselines and Monitoring – Passenger and Freight Transport
The Passenger and Freight Transport Volume, a new publication of the UNFCCC´s Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring, offers transport planners and policy makers a comprehensive guide through existing methodologies for greenhouse gas (GHG) quantification of different types of transport mitigation actions. The Compendium, which was officially launched during the UNFCCC´s 46th session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation in Bonn, is a UNFCCC coordinated, multi-stakeholder effort to provide a resource map of methodologies, methods, and tools for establishing baselines, and monitoring emissions reductions from mitigation actions
Financing Sustainable Urban Transport – The International Review of National Urban Transport Policies and Programmes
The study presents an analysis of a variety of financing and planning practices worldwide in order to help decision-makers identify suitable elements for their local context. While focusing on decision-makers in China, the study is also relevant for other countries facing similar challenges. It presents insights into financing arrangements for urban transport in eight countries: Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Mexico, The United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Guidelines – Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan
The European Unions Guidelines for developing and implementing a sustainable urban mobility plan published by the European Union on the ELTIS Website are intended for local authorities, urban transport and mobility practitioners, as well as other stakeholders involved in the preparation of a SUMP. Each step of the plan development process is illustrated with good practice examples, tools and references to further Information.
Reverse Innovation – Rethinking Urban Transport through Global Learning
The joint UBA–GIZ brochure „Reverse Innovation – Rethinking Urban Transport through Global Learning“ looks into the potential of “reverse innovation” in the urban transport sector. Ten interesting innovations from developing- and emerging countries were selected, that offer relevant impulses for cities and towns in Germany. Alongside technical innovations, social, regulatory and business model innovations were considered. All innovations can help the UBA vision of Tomorrow’s Cities become reality.
Shaping the Role of Climate Finance for Sustainable Transport: What are the Levers and how to make them work? – Final Report
This report explores the potential role of climate finance in stimulating the development of sustainable modes of transport. It does so by elaborating six case studies and drawing recommendations from the case studies. The report is especially intended for decision makers, policy makers, and those working on climate and transport finance, including staff and executives at national and multilateral aid institutions which provide loans and grants to support sustainable transport projects in developing countries, as well as transport planners and decision makers in developing countries. Download the publication ‘Shaping the Role of Climate Finance for Sustainable Transport: What are the Levers and how to make them work? – Final Report’ or find more information on the TRANSfer Website.
Sustainable Urban Transport Financing from the Sidewalk to the Subway – Capital, Operations, and Maintenance Financing
The World Bank Study “Sustainable Urban Transport Financing from the Sidewalk to the Subway – Capital, Operations, and Maintenance Financing” by Arturo Ardila-Gomez and Adriana Ortegon-Sanchez proposes an analytical framework to support the design of comprehensive urban transport financing. Based on the concept of “Who Benefits Pays,” the framework presents a standardized approach for analyzing and assessing available financing mechanisms (such as public sector funding, farebox revenue, road tolls, or land value capture mechanisms) based on beneficiaries (general public or direct and indirect beneficiaries), funding periodicity, and financial and transport sustainability.
The Sustainable Infrastructure Imperative – Financing for Better Growth and Development
The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate is an international initiative to examine how countries can achieve economic growth while dealing with the risks posed by climate change. The Commission comprises former heads of government and finance ministers and leaders in the fields of economics and business. The Commission’s 2016 report The Sustainable Infrastructure Imperative: Financing for Better Growth and Development is a synthesis of the latest evidence and analysis of relevance. In particular, the Commission’s deliberations, findings and recommendations drew extensively on Delivering on Sustainable Infrastructure for Better Development and Better Climate.
Urban Mobility: A Source of Solutions Against Climate Change
This publication from AFD and CODATU presents the low-carbon urban mobility solutions that meet both local and climate issues. Besides its impact in reducing GHG emissions, the transformation of urban transport systems responds to local needs. The idea is to ensure “livable” cities despite their very fast development and the growing flow of cars and motorbikes. The challenge is thus to limit the congestion of road infrastructure, which paralyses cities and reduces their economic growth potential; to limit air pollution and to improve road safety. Solutions do exist to resolve these local problems while fighting climate change. The document aims at presenting the different levers for actions and the tools that can be used by local and national decision makers. It underlines the challenges of the coordination of stakeholders, the consistency of policies, the integration of transport modes and the implementation of long-term funding models. Download the publication ‘Urban Mobility: A Source of Solutions Against Climate Change’ or find more Information on the CODATU Website, including a French version of the publication.
Urban Mobility Plans – National Approaches and Local Practice
The Sustainable Urban Transport Technical Document #13 published by GIZ reviews approaches for Urban Mobility Plans (UMP) from various countries and showcases a growing number of examples calling for a shift away from the traditional, infrastructure-oriented approach towards sustainable and people-oriented planning. The paper’s intension is to support local policy-makers and planners in shaping urban mobility planning processes and policies in an effective and inclusive manner.
The handbook aims to highlight key examples of funding solutions which can be mobilised in the public transport sector. The idea is to present a frame of reference for decision-makers, in both the North and South, who would be brought to think about the organisation and financial structure of the urban transportation system which offers the best fit with their city’s requirements and particularities.