The European Union and AFD support the Municipality of Córdoba to promote its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan.

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Córdoba, Argentina, September 18, 2019 - Under the framework of the European Union-funded EUROCLIMA+ programme, the signing of a cooperative

agreement by the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Municipality of Cordoba was carried out.

This agreement, for a non-reimbursable amount of 600 thousand euros, will update the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan and formulate Mobility Strategies in the Central Area for the city of Cordoba. In addition, it will contribute to establishing a transport supply adapted to the needs of the inhabitants and to fight against climate change.

The project has been selected under the framework of the Urban Mobility component of the EUROCLIMA+ programme, which contributes to environmental sustainability and climate resilient development in Latin America. This is implemented in close coordination with the National Focal Points in each partner country. In Argentina, the National Focal Point is Dr Patricia Holzman, head of the General Coordination Unit of the Government Secretariat for Environment and Sustainable Development.

The Mayor of the Municipality of Córdoba, Ramón Javier Mestre, highlighted “the importance of adapting the city's mobility plan and resolving structural issues to develop sustainable forms of mobility,” adding that there is “a strong will on the part of the current government to have sustainable urban mobility processes underway that can have continuity in successive administrations”.

The representative of the European Union Delegation, Luis Pedro Pereira, congratulated the cooperation established between the Municipality and AFD, and mentioned that “the initiative is in full agreement with the sustained environmental commitment of the EU and AFD”.

The director of AFD in Argentina, Juliette Grundman, specified that “the SUMPs will be developed according to three key cross-cutting aspects: the evaluation of the impact of the proposed measures on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the participation of the authorities and civil society, and the choice of actions that promote gender equality”.

An international consultancy will be contracted to carry out this study, which should begin its work in early 2020 for a duration of one and a half years. The new Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan will be characterised by a long-term vision, institutional strengthening and a participatory process in order to reach a consensus on the document among the different actors in the sector.

The strategies that will be developed under the framework of the plan include: orienting the development of an integrated public transport network to achieve greater efficiency, improving traffic management and road safety, improving infrastructure and facilities for non-motorised transport, selecting priority corridors for mass passenger transport, improving the institutional and financial framework, and developing programmes to optimise urban freight logistics.

About the French Development Agency 

AFD is a public and solidarity-based bank, committed to projects that concretely improve the quality of life of populations in developing countries, emerging countries and French overseas territories and collectivities. AFD intervenes in several sectors –energy, health, biodiversity, water, digital innovation, training– and accompanies the transition to a safer, fairer and more sustainable world: a common world. Its action is fully in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Present in 115 countries through a network of 85 agencies, AFD currently finances, monitors and supports more than 4,000 development projects. In 2018, ADF invested 11.4 billion euros in financing projects in developing countries as well as French territories and overseas collectivities.

About the European Union

The European Union is made up of 28 countries that have progressively pooled their know-how, resources and destinations. Over a period of 60 years, they have constituted an area of stability, democracy and sustainable development, while preserving cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. It is always committed to sharing its achievements and values with countries and peoples beyond its borders.

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), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Expertise France (EF), Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), and UN Environment.

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.   

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