The EUROCLIMA+ Urban Mobility component presented its progress at COP25

The progress of projects in the transport sector was shown, highlighting their importance in combating climate change.

Madrid, December 12.- The Urban Mobility component of the EUROCLIMA+ programme participated in the twenty-fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) through the side events in the EUROCLIMA+ Pavilion, as well as in the Action Hub venue.

From December 2 to 13 in Madrid, Spain, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) event brought together 196 countries plus the European Union, to present the progress of actions and projects to combat climate change.

In this way, EUROCLIMA+ was present as a key cooperation programme between the European Union and Latin America to accompany the countries of the continent in the challenges of meeting their objectives in terms of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.

Expanding low-carbon urban mobility

  4 dic Escalando movilidad   

The event "Expanding low-carbon urban mobility" was held on December 4 in the EUROCLIMA+ Pavilion to highlight the importance of sustainable urban mobility as a key climate change mitigation action, through success stories in Latin American cities.

As a key example, the impacts of the “Pilot Project Shared Assisted Pedalling Bicycle System”, which is being implemented in the city of Ibagué, Colombia, were presented. Mónica Kelly Johanna Camacho, Director of Development and Planning of EUROCLIMA+ and project coordinator, was present.

Also present was Lorena Alejandra Sanabria, from the Entándem Foundation in Ibagué, who spoke about the importance of public participation in urban mobility planning in pilot projects.

Updates of the methodology in the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) were also presented. Representatives from institutions such as the European Commission, SLoCaT and MobiliseYourCity were present.

If you are interested in learning more about the event, we share the link to the full video:

https://bit.ly/2LoabNh

Increasing ambition for urban mobility in NDCs

  5 dic Ambición movilidad   

In the same venue, the event “Increasing Ambition for Urban Mobility in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)” took place on 5 December. This was a continuation of workshops held earlier in Quito and El Salvador, consisting of a specific review of NDCs by 2020 and showing how transport sector projects can drive them.

Toward this end, the National Urban Mobility Plans (NUMPs) implemented in Latin America were presented, as well as their potential to achieve a transition from local actions in sustainable and low-carbon urban mobility to a national level. It should be noted that the EUROCLIMA+ programme carries out three NUMP projects in Chile, Ecuador and Uruguay.

Participants in the event included Andrea Meza, Director of Climate Change at the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica; Marcelo Loor, Undersecretary of Concessions at the Ministry of Transport and Public Works of Ecuador; and José Luis Domínguez, Undersecretary of Transport at the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications of Chile.

You can see the complete video of the event at this link: http://bit.ly/36cP0Wu 

Financing NDCs in Latin America

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On the other hand, "Financing NDCs in Latin America: Moving Toward the Preparation of Bankable Projects" was held on December 11. In this side event, co-organised with the Climate Governance component, the innovative approach of the NDC Finance Advisory Mechanism of the EUROCLIMA+ programme was presented.

In addition, there was a panel discussion for the exchange of perspectives from various actors, with a focus on the urban mobility sector. Among the speakers were representatives of institutions such as the European Commission, GIZ, ECLAC, UNFCCC, as well as delegates from Latin American cities and the private sector. 

Click on the link below to see the full video of the event: http://bit.ly/2Pa00hE

Community of Practice of EUROCLIMA+ / MobiliseYourCity

  4 dic Comunidad Práctica ECMYC   

At the COP 25 Action Hub, the event “EUROCLIMA+ Community of Practice / MobiliseYourCity: Connecting people, exchanging experiences” took place. This was held on December 4 and highlighted the best way and channels to share knowledge with cities and countries on issues of urban mobility.

For this, the Community of Practice was presented, a project that forms part of the EUROCLIMA+ programme and is carried out in association with the global alliance MobiliseYourCity, which has around 61 cities and 13 countries all over the world. Its objective is to integrate experiences and knowledge between regional and global sectors to develop better tools for mobility plan implementation.

In addition, the case of the National Urban Mobility Plan in the Republic of Santo Domingo was presented, which was implemented with support from the French Development Agency (AFD).

The event was attended by representatives of the University Institute for Traffic and Road Safety Research (INTRAS) of the University of Valencia, the Development and Planning Directorate of EUROCLIMA+, the GIZ agency as the representative of the EUROCLIMA+ Urban Mobility component, as well as the Cooperation for Urban Mobility in the Developing World (CODATU), a partner organisation of MobiliseYourCity.

We share with you the complete video of the event at the following link: https://bit.ly/2DIb7YG

Transport Day

  6 dic Día transporte   

Finally, on December 6, EUROCLIMA+ partner institutions and governments met for "Transport Day". Co-organised by GIZ and SloCat, the event took place in the Chilean Pavilion and brought together high-level officials and key actors on transport and mobility issues at the international level.

The event was divided into three segments: Vision and ambition, where strategies were presented to increase ambition on climate mitigation in the transport sector; Implementation, where challenges were presented and how they have been overcome through policies, technology and financing schemes; and On the way to COP26, where needs were expressed to meet the NDC targets for 2020.

At the opening of the first panel were Carolina Schmidt, Minister of the Environment of Chile and President of COP25, José Luis Domínguez, Undersecretary of Transport of Chile, and Andrea Meza, Director of Climate Change of Costa Rica.

Also present were officials related to transport and climate change issues from Germany, the Netherlands and Uruguay, as well as institutions such as International Climate Cooperation, the European Investment Bank, the International Public Transport Association, the World Wide Fund for Nature (8WWF), the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (TDA), REN 21, among others.  

You can see a video of the event here: https://bit.ly/343gHjg 

About EUROCLIMA+

EUROCLIMA+ is a programme funded by the European Union to promote environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries, particularly 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.

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

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