EUROCLIMA+ Urban Mobility present at COP25

The Urban Mobility component of the EUROCLIMA+ programme will participate in the Twenty-fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP25).

December 1, 2019, Madrid, Spain. EUROCLIMA+, SLoCaT and MobiliseYourCity are organising the event “Scaling-up to Low Carbon Mobility” to be held on December 4 in the EUROCLIMA+ Pavilion. The aim of the event is to highlight the importance of sustainable urban mobility as a key climate change mitigation action, through success stories in Latin American cities. As an example, we will present the impacts of the “Assisted Pedalling Shared Use Bicycle System Pilot Project”, which is being implemented in the city of Ibagué, Colombia with support from EUROCLIMA+. Kelly Johanna Camacho, Director of Planning of the Ibagué Mayor's Office will be present. Also present will be Lorena Alejandra Sanabria, from the Entándem Foundation in Ibagué, who will talk about the importance of public participation in urban mobility planning in pilot projects.

In the same venue on December 5, the event “Raising Ambition for Urban Mobility in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)” will take place. This is one of the activities organised by the EUROCLIMA+ urban mobility component together with SLoCaT to support Latin American countries in developing their NDCs in transport with respect to the review of the NDCs for 2020. Workshops have already been held in Quito and Salvador de Bahia. A special review of the NDCs for 2020 will be done to show how transport sector projects can drive them.

Toward this end, the National Urban Mobility Plans (NUMPs) implemented in Latin America that have achieved a transition from local actions in sustainable and low-carbon urban mobility to a national level will be presented.

It should be noted that the EUROCLIMA+ programme carries out three NUMP projects in Chile, Ecuador and Uruguay. Event speakers will include 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.

In addition, the event "Preparation of bank projects: NDC financing in Latin America" will be held on December 11. In this parallel event, co-organised with the Climate Governance component, the innovative approach of the NDC Finance Advisory Mechanism of the EUROCLIMA+ programme will be presented. In addition, there will be a panel discussion for the exchange of perspectives from various actors on the challenges and opportunities in urban mobility. Speakers will include representatives of institutions such as the European Commission, GIZ, ECLAC, UNFCCC, as well as delegates from Latin American cities and the private sector.

Finally, at the COP 25 Action Hub the event “EUROCLIMA+ Community of Practice / MobiliseYourCity: Connecting people, exchanging experiences” will take place on December 4. It will highlight the importance of launching this platform to connect key players in the area of urban mobility throughout Latin America.

This project is part of the EUROCLIMA+ programme and it is carried out in partnership with the global alliance MobiliseYourCity, which covers around 61 cities and 13 countries around the world. Its objectives include sharing experiences in the regional and global sectors.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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