Webinar on Emission Inventory for the Transport Sector

The GIZ projects Information Matters and TRACS are cordially inviting you to a webinar comprising theoretical background information on the development of bottom-up GHG emission models and practical experiences from a developing country perspective (Vietnam). The webinar will be held on Thursday, 16th of March 2017, 1 – 2:30 pm CET.

The entire presentation is available now here.

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Ley ProBici: Nueva ley en Colombia para promover el uso de bicicletas y la intermodalidad

IMG_0017A la luz de los alarmantes niveles de congestión, contaminación del aire y sonora, niveles de estrés en aumento y calidad de vida en deterioro en ambientes urbanos, el Gobierno de Colombia recientemente adoptó una nueva ley para incentivar el uso de bicicletas y su integración al transporte público.

 


¿Cuáles son los beneficios para los ciclistas?

Al usar bicicletas para llegar al transporte público, a los viajeros se les otorga un viaje gratis en transporte público por cada 30 viajes en bicicleta (el conteo se realiza a través de los estacionamientos para bicicletas integrados al sistema de transporte público). Además, la ley obliga a que cada cuerpo público en el país libere al menos 10% del espacio de estacionamiento para automóviles para las bicicletas (mínimo de 12 sitios de estacionamiento para bicicletas por edificio). Los servidores públicos reciben otro incentivo especial para comenzar a usar la bicicleta: Después de 30 días de llevar la bicicleta al trabajo, se los recompensa con medio día de licencia con goce de sueldo. Se invita a las compañías privadas a que ofrezcan los mismos beneficios a sus empleados, sin embargo, no están legalmente obligadas a hacerlo.

Foto: Integración de las bicicletas al transporte público en CableAéreo Manizales (Colombia)

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MobiliseYourCity introduced at the COP 22 in Marrakech

1st-myc-steering-committee-marrakech-11-11-2016On November 11th the German Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit (BMUB) and the French Ministère de l’Environnement, de l’Énergie et de la Mer (MEEM) introduced their joint initiative MobiliseYourCity for sustainable urban mobility in emerging and development countries. The initiative is supported by its founding partners the Agence de l’environnement et de la maîtrise de l’énergie (ADEME), Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Centre d’études et d’expertise sur les risques, l’environnement, la mobilité et l’aménagement (CEREMA), Cooperation for urban mobility in the developing world (CODATU) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ). On behalf of the BMUB the GIZ TRANSfer Project supports the initiative MobiliseYourCity (MYC) by implementing sustainable local city transport and the planning process of transport related infrastructures. MYC was launched in December 2015 at COP 21 in Paris as an initiative of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda / Global Climate Action Agenda for an initial period of 5 years (2016-2020).

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Linking NDCs and NAMAs in the Transport Sector

cop_22_sessionOn November 13th GIZ and CCAP hosted a session that took a good look at the challenges and needs for support in implementing ambitious transport mitigation actions that are also consistent with NDCs and sectoral action plans. Urda Eichhorst, Transport Advisor at GIZ, and Laurence Blandford, CCAPs Director of International Policy, moderated the event, titled “Towards implementing the Paris Agreement in the transport sector: Linking NDCs and NAMAs”. The session was part of SLoCaT’s Transport Day in Marrakech back to back to the 22nd United Nations Climate Conference (COP22).

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Knowledge product on NDC review

This short paper presents first propositions on how to increase the involvement and ambition of the transport sector in the further development of NDCs. It is based on early results of an ongoing cooperation between GIZ, SLoCaT and Ricardo Energy & Environment, which analyses the role of the transport sector in INDC development and future NDC implementation.

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Gestión del Estacionamiento en Vía

gestion_del_estacionamiento_en_viaAlguna vez ha tenido problemas debido al estacionamiento desregulado e ilegal? Le gustaría saber cómo superar dichas dificultades y aprender a diseñar y gestionar los estacionamientos en vía de forma efectiva?  Esta caja de herramientas le ayudará a diseñar calles más seguras y apoyará a generar un uso más eficiente de las mismas.

 

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Preview of the Transport Volume of the Compendium on Baselines and Monitoring.

A comprehensive guide through exisiting methodologies for GHG quantification of different types of transport mitigation actions.

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NEW: Transport NAMA Monitor 2016

transport-nama-monitor-2016The 2016 Transport NAMA Monitor presents the latest Trends and developments of Transport NAMAs around the world.

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COP22 – Transport Events with GIZ Involvement

transport-events-with-giz-involvementThe preparations for the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) in Marrakesh are well underway and November 7th, the official starting day is getting closer. Information on transport events with GIZ involvement can be found here.

First steps towards an Urban Transport Authority for the Peruvian capital region of Lima and Callao

autoridad-de-transporte-urbano-para-lima-y-el-callaoTransport in the Peruvian capital region, comprised by the two cities of Lima and Callao, today is managed by no less than 10 entities. Little to no coordination  among regulators, operators, and transportation companies, among others, has resulted in a catastrophic urban transport situation where public transport is dominated by old, small and unsafe units, bus stops are nearly inexistent and the few modern public transport modes miss interconnection, unified ticketing and integrated cycling infrastructure.

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