The Government of the Philippines through the national Department of Transportation (DOTr) and GIZ work together towards a more climate-friendly sustainable urban mobility system in the country.
GIZ supports the DOTr in its nationwide public transport reform, with focus on the jeepney sector (semi-informal minibus system). The jointly developed Jeepney+ NAMA aims to establish a high quality public transport system inducing ongoing fleet renewal of approx. 200,000 vehicles, a transition towards higher capacity buses, professionalization of the operations and improved service levels.
The NAMA initiates a transformational change of the entire public transport market in the Philippines by creating a supportive regulatory and financial framework unlocking private investments into low carbon public transport vehicles and operations, with up to 3.1 billion Euro of private investments.
The NAMA will reduce the emission footprint of public transport, mitigate rapid motorization and limit the shift of trips to the carbon intensive use of cars. The NAMA will lead to 39% of GHG emission reduction generated by public transport and a 6% reduction on overall road transport GHG emissions annually, compared to the baseline. This translates into 1.73 Mt CO2 avoided per year.
Furthermore, GIZ cooperates with the DOTr in developing a National Sustainable Urban Mobility Programme (NUMP) under the umbrella of the MobiliseYourCity partnership. The Government aims to improve national framework conditions to enable cities to implement ambitious climate actions in transport. The envisaged support includes an improvement of the policy framework with a focus on climate protection and unlocking private investments into clean mobility solutions. It also includes building sufficient capacities to be able to plan, implement and monitor actions on the ground. Last but not least the NUMP aims to establish a (financial) support mechanism that will enable a faster and more ambitious implementation of sustainable mobility measures in cities.
By focusing on climate actions in urban mobility in a rapidly urbanizing society, the mitigation measures of the DOTr contribute to the implementation of the NDC of the Philippine Government.