EUROCLIMA+ Urban Mobility component present during Regional Climate Week for Latin America and the Caribbean

Delegations from NUMP projects participated in the workshop “Urban mobility in the next generation of nationally determined contributions (NDC)”.

Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, August 20, 2019. The workshop "Urban Mobility in the next generation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)" was held as part of Climate Week for Latin America and the Caribbean.

The event was organised by GIZ in collaboration with the Association for Sustainable and Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) with support from the EUROCLIMA+ programme of the European Union.

The workshop was held in order to support increased ambition in the transport sector in the new generation of NDCs, the contributions that countries in the Paris Agreement must make to reduce CO2 emissions and adapt to climate change. It also sought to highlight the social and economic co-benefits of sustainable mobility, and to link and strengthen Latin American cooperation and dialogue in the formulation of public policies.

The workshop was structured on the basis of participatory expositions and methodologies, which generated a constant dialogue among experts, international organisations and decision makers, facilitating the dissemination of best practices and generation of new knowledge.

Within the different specific blocks addressed in the workshop, it is worth highlighting those that gave a conceptual framework to the role of the transport sector in mitigating climate change and the emissions produced by the sector; as well as those that introduced previous experiences and new national initiatives in the field of sustainable mobility; and those that allowed strengthening relationships between mobility planning and NDCs, through the experience of third parties (LEDS, UN Environment, SLoCaT, ITDP, among others).

According to the UN Environment 2018 Regional Report on Electric Mobility, the vehicle fleet in Latin America and the Caribbean could triple in the next 25 years. The transport sector is the main consumer of fossil fuels in the region and is therefore the main source of air pollution. Electric mobility can help countries modernise their mass transit systems while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in line with their Paris Agreement commitments.

Climate Week for Latin America and the Caribbean took place from 19 to 23 August. It was organised by a number of international organisations such as UN Climate Change and the World Bank Group (WB), among others. It convened international authorities and specialists for the purpose of implementing the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the regional level. The results of the event will be presented at the Climate Action Summit, organised by the UN Secretary General for September 23 in New York.

About EUROCLIMA+

EUROCLIMA+ is a programme funded by the European Union to promote environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries, in particular for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations. The Programme is implemented under the synergistic work of seven agencies: Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), French Development Agency (AFD), Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Expertise France (EF), International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), and UN Environment.

Contact

For more information about the Urban Mobility component contact Ana Alcántara, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

http://euroclimaplus.org/

http://euroclimaplus.org/en/mobility

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