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About the partnership

What is MobiliseYourCity?

Only five years after being launched at COP21 in Paris in 2015, the MobiliseYourCity Partnership has established itself as the leading global Partnership of nearly 100 partners for sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMPS and NUMPS), policy development, and increasing investment for sustainable transport in developing and emerging economies.

Today, the Partnership has more than 60 partner cities with a combined population of over 75 million people in 32 countries, and we have 14 partner countries.

Thanks to the generous contributions of the European Union, the French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition (MTES), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU), and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), as of February 2020, our implementing partners have raised 36 million euros in grants to support our partner cities and countries in advancing sustainable urban mobility planning and project development.

Our main implementing partners, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), are supporting 42 cities and 13 countries with technical assistance globally to develop scalable solutions to improve mobility in complex environments.

The completion of initial 8 SUMPs and 3 NUMPs in 2019 has helped mobilise an additional 811 million euros for concrete sustainable mobility projects in our partner cities and countries. With this investment we expect an additional 6 million people to have improved access to public, low-carbon transportation services.

The Partnership was founded by Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maitrise de l’Energie (ADEME), Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Coopération pour le Développement et l’Amélioration des Transport Urbains et Périurbains (CODATU), Centre d’études et d’expertise sur les risques, l’environnement, la mobilité et l’aménagement (Cerema) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. We are an international transport initiative under the UN Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action.

Our objectives

The MobiliseYourCity Partnership aims to empowers 100 cities and 20 countries to improve urban mobility for their citizens and decarbonise transport to fight the global climate crisis.

Through the support and services we provide to our member cities and countries, our objectives are to:

  • Accelerate the transition to sustainable urban mobility in countries of the Global South by following the avoid-shift and improve paradigm: reducing unnecessary urban travel, encouraging the use of low-carbon and non-pollutant transport modes and stimulating the shift towards low-carbon vehicle technologies.
  • Foster more comprehensive, integrated and participatory urban mobility planning at both local & national levels through the development of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) and National Urban Mobility Programs (NUMPs).
  • Facilitate access to sustainable financing for large-scale mobility projects. We support the development of integrated, comprehensive policies and development plans for sector transformation with clear linkage to budgeting and financing concepts to increase chances of financing.
  • Close the investment gap for sustainable mobility. Although the Transport sector accounts for 25% of GHG emissions, it only receives 3% of climate financing. The MobiliseYourCity Partnership advocates for increased resources and action to support cities to decarbonise urban transport.

By assisting cities and countries in the planning and implementation of effective measures to decarbonize urban transport, the Partnership supports the goals set forth under the UNFCCC dialogue and many urban-related goals specified in the New Urban Agenda as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In particular, we contribute to the following goals:

  • SDG 11 “Makes cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”
  • SDG 3.6 “By 2020, halve the number of deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents”
  • SDG 8.4 “Endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation”
  • SDG 9 “Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure”
  • SDG 13.2 “Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning”
  • SDG 17.3 “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development”
  • We also support countries in meeting their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) targets by reducing GHG emissions

How we support cities and countries

The MobiliseYourCity Partnership supports member cities and countries through 3 main service areas :

Policy support and project preparation through technical assistance:

  • Technical assistance for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) and National Policies and Programmes (NUMP): Our Implementing Organizations, like the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), are working with cities and countries all over the world to prepare implementation ready mobility plans and finance ready projects to improve mobility in complex environments. They support national member countries to develop national urban mobility policies and investment programs (NUMPs), and member cities to develop sustainable urban mobility plans (SUMPs).
  • Access to finance: After receiving technical assistance, member cities and countries are supported to identify accessible and affordable financing solutions by either directly financing certain parts of the SUMPs and NUMPS in the case of our banking partners and/or linking investments to other potential financiers of mobility infrastructure and equipment.

Methodologies and capacity building through communities of practice:

  • Tested and scalable solutions: we help share, improve and spread technical and methodological resources to develop capacity to plan, finance and implement sustainable mobility solutions through our online Knowledge Platform.
  • In-person and online trainings: we offer our members access to webinars and trainings to develop their skills to improve mobility in their city or country.
  • An online collaboration platform: To allow local partners to share their experience and get access to the latest knowledge on sustainable mobility, we are giving them the opportunity to exchange information and experiences with other cities and countries through our online social platform.

Advocacy through outreach and communication:

  • Advocacy: We advocate for a change in how cities and countries approach mobility by using the enable-avoid-shift-and improve model (EASI), which puts people's need for connection and access at the forefront of mobility planning. Because we are convinced that this is a successful way of improving urban mobility and decarbonizing transport, we advocate for increased resources for technical assistance to scale up this approach and the financial resources to implement it. Our advocacy work is grounded in our experience in implementing this model through SUMPs and NUMPs in our member cities and countries.

Transforming mobility through SUMPS and NUMPs

The MobiliseYourCity Partnership empowers cities to improve urban mobility for their citizens and decarbonise transport to fight the global climate crisis. We follow the enable-avoid-shift-and improve approach (EASI), which puts people's need for connection and access at the forefront of sustainable mobility planning.

Concretely, we offer technical assistance for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) and National Policies and Programmes (NUMP): Our Implementing Organizations, like the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), are working with cities and countries all over the world to prepare implementation ready mobility plans and finance ready projects to improve mobility in complex environments. They support national member countries to develop NUMPs and member cities develop SUMPs.

What is a SUMP?

A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) is a strategic plan developed in an inclusive and integrated way in order to meet people and businesses mobility needs in cities and to harmonize and integrate existing planning approaches. It set cities on sustainable course regarding land use and urban mobility.

What is a NUMP?

National Urban Mobility Policy or Investment Programme is a strategic, action-oriented framework for urban mobility, developed by national governments, enacted to enhance the capability of cities to plan, finance and implement projects and measures designed to fulfil the mobility needs of people and businesses in cities and their surroundings in a sustainable manner.

Access essential tools and methodologies developed and tested by experts

The MobiliseYourCity Partnership builds on the expertise from all its partners to develop tools and methodologies that are then tested on the ground and consistently improved based on feedback. Browse some of our key resources to accompany you on your journey to sustainable development:

1.    Understand the basics of sustainable mobility

 
2.    Get step by step guidance on how to plan for sustainable mobility in your city or country

  • MobiliseYourCity SUMP Guidelines (upcoming)
  • European Union  SUMP Guidelines
  • SUMP guidelines in Chinese (upcoming)
  • MobiliseYourCity NUMP Guidelines (upcoming)

 
3.    Download and adapt to your needs the model terms of reference to recruit experts to support  the process of preparing a SUMP or NUMP

 
4.    Learn how to measure the results of your SUMP or NUMP

 
5.    Get inspired by examples of completed SUMPs and NUMPs

 

 

  

MobiliseYourCity around the world: the cities and countries we count in already!

61 cities and 13 national governments are members of the Partnership.

MobiliseYourCity reaches out to 31 countries across the globe.

MYC Country and city actions MAP

 

Supporting partners

Supporting partners aim at developing sustainable urban mobility worldwide with a financial contribution to interventions and activities implemented under the MobiliseYourCity Partnership.

Implementing and technical partners

Knowledge partners

The MobiliseYourCity Partnership extends the reach of knowledge partners, by making the link between with both international and local actors.

Governance

The steering committee is responsible for overall strategic orientation and governance. It runs relationships and linkages with political priorities of the Partnership’s donors and the international relevant agendas. The Steering Committee also deals with the Partnership’s implementations activities in geographically specific support-programs in terms of focus, alignment and consistency.

Both supporting partners and implementing agencies are represented at the steering steering committee meetings held twice a year. Details are specified in the charter of the partnership. The minutes of every steering committee are shared on MobiliseYourCity knowledge platform.

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The MobiliseYourCity Global Secretariat works in Brussels to coordinate the Partnership's  activities.

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This current knowledge platform is funded by the European Union based on an Intra ACP Grant « Urban Mobility Support Programme »

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