The EUROCLIMA+ programme promotes environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries. EUROCLIMA+ provides technical and financial support to the development and implementation of climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and facilitates regional policy dialogue and climate action in seven sectors, including urban mobility. The urban mobility component also includes the establishment of a community of practice for the region with the purpose of strengthening knowledge exchange and interaction among regional and international practitioners and decision-makers.
Through the urban mobility component, EUROCLIMA+ supports the development of National Urban Mobility Policies and Programmes (NUMP), Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) and pilot projects in selected partner countries and cities.
The selection of beneficiaries was conducted through a call for proposals with a set of selection criteria (e.g. relevance of the proposed activities for emission reductions, sustainability of the proposed activities, potential regional impact, etc.).
Programme Director Transport and Climate Change,
based in Bonn, Germany
I am currently heading GIZ‘s global projects on transport and climate change TraCS and TRANSfer – both funded by the German Ministry for the Environment. From 2011 to 2015, I have lived in Beijing and headed various sustainable transport projects in China. Interested in a broad range of topics (e.g. urban mobility, freight and logistics, green hydrogen (PtX), electromobility), my passion is to understand and reduce transport emissions. Before joining GIZ in 2009, I researched sustainable mobility at the German think tank Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy.
Junior Advisor in Urban Mobility Euroclima +
Based in Asunción, Paraguay
I have joined GIZ Paraguay in 2017, since then I have worked in the administrative field until 2020 in which I have begun to cover more technical topics. It was then that I joined the Urban Mobility team of the Euroclima + Project in June 2020 to give support from Paraguay to the other Colleagues in their respective countries. I am currently finishing my degree in Architecture.
I’m glad I had the chance to join the Team, a very good group of people! I hope to be able to learn and at the same time contribute to the Project together with my colleagues.
I am an architect with a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Development from the University of Seoul (South Korea), with expertise in urban regulation, development of public policies, and sustainable urban planning for climate change mitigation projects in the public sector and the field of international cooperation.
I joined GIZ in 2019 to support the structuring of Shared Bike Systems in 4 cities in Colombia (Montería, Bucaramanga, Cali, and Bogotá). Currently, I am supporting TRANSfer and EUROCLIMA+ as a Project Advisor, supporting Colombia’s National Government in the deployment of electric vehicles in mass transit systems, as well as the development of the National Strategy for Active Mobility.
I have recently joined the Euroclima+ team as a junior advisor to support the Urban Mobility Component. Before joining GIZ I gained experience in private and public organizations in the field of international cooperation and worked on topics of renewable energy and sustainable trade. Besides, my academic background is in political and development economics. I hold a bachelor’s degree from the University of Heidelberg and a master’s degree from the University of Göttingen.
As a Peruvian, I am very excited to work with the Euroclima+ team by supporting the implementation of transport mitigation actions in the Latin American region. I am looking forward to working for a sustainable transport system!
Ana Alcántara is a Technical Advisor for EUROCLIMA+ Urban Mobility Component at GIZ Mexico. She monitors the planning and execution of the pilot project of electric trycicles in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala and provides technical assistance to the Federation of Latin-American Cities, Municipalities and Associations of Local Governments (FLACMA) in the conceptual and organizational development of the Urban Mobility Component’s Community of Practice.
Previously she worked at the World Resources Institute Mexico in the field of Mobility Economics and Public Policies of Transport.
Ana has participated in projects in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. She is an architect from the Institute of Technology and Higher Education of Monterrey and holds a master’s degree in Urban Management from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
I am an Architect from the Universidad de Valparaíso and hold a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Richmond International University of London. I worked twelve years in Chile in the public sector, at the Municipality of Coquimbo on public infrastructure design, at the Ministry of Education for the implementation of public policies and at the Ministry of Construction as Project Manager of an urban regenaration project. My international experiences comprises an urban development project in Kunming, China and project management in London.
I started working for the GIZ in 2016 as national advisor for the global project Cities Fit for Climate Change and I am currently working as technical advisor for the EUROCLIMA+ Urban Mobility Component supporting the development of a National Urban Mobility Programme (NUMP) in Chile and a National E-mobility Strategy in Uruguay.
Project Manager TRANSfer / EC+ Component
Based in Eschborn, Germany
I am very happy to have joined the Mobility Team in Eschborn as a Project Manager from where I will support both the TRANSfer Project and the Urban Mobility Component of the Euroclimate + Program. For the past nine years I have worked for GIZ in Mexico coordinating the Sustainable Energy Program that covered specific topics on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction. Being a program for almost 10 years, several triangular cooperation projects were generated to share experiences with countries such as Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Colombia and Argentina. I am a Chemical Engineer with a Master’s degree in Project Engineering and a Master on Business Administration. I am very excited to contribute to this new position and share good times working together.
I have recently joined the Euroclima+ team as an intern to support both the Urban Mobility and Energy components. For three years now, I work in and on the region of Latin America where I had the opportunity to gain different experiences in the field of local and urban development. For 2 years, I have worked in Venezuela on support programs for SMEs. Thereafter, I gained experience in Mexico, in public administration, where I worked on the integration of a gender-sensible perspective in local mobility plans. Finally, at the OECD Centre for SMEs, Cities, and Local Development I collaborated with the redaction of a report on Colombia´s recovery plans.
Thanks to my master’s studies in Urban Governance, I specialized in urban sustainability and urban public policy, and now, I look forward to contributing to this exciting program!
Based in Distrito Federal, Brazil
I am architect and urbanist, specialist in Urban Economy and Public Management. Throughout my professional career, I have worked directly in the development of studies, plans and projects of sustainable urban mobility. During this process I acquired the conviction that the sustainable urban mobility is a powerful instrument for social transformation and for combating the climate crisis.
I have joined GIZ in 2021 to support and conduce the implementation of the Action Accelerating Sustainable Urban Mobility in Brazilian Cities, EUROCLIMA+. Keeping in mind that the objective of that project is to expand the accessibility of sustainable mobility projects to green and climate funds and financing lines.
I have always been interested in getting involved in projects that have an impact on people’s quality of life. That’s why, since 2019 I joined the Moving Chile project, where I support in communications and organization of activities.
I have a Master’s degree in Strategic Communication from the Diego Portales University in Chile, and I have previously worked in cultural and educational institutions.
I really like being part of a team that cares about improving mobility and the impact of our actions on our planet!
Coordinator Urban Mobilty Euroclima+
Based in Eschborn, Germany
Joining the GIZ TRANSfer team in 2017, I am responsible for the implementation of the urban mobility component of the Euroclima+ project, which supports climate change mitigation in Latin America. I joined GIZ in 2009 as a transport advisor for several transport projects worldwide. From 2014 to 2017 I worked in the GIZ transport project in Namibia and was responsible for Logistics Hub Implementation and Academic Education in Civil Engineering. I hold a degree in Civil Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) and Management Engineering (Dipl. Wirt.-Ing.).
Miriam Monterrubio has a degree in Administration and a Master’s degree in metropolitan planning and policies, both from the Autonomous Metropolitan University. She also has a Diploma in territorial intelligence and courses on human centered design, urban experience studies, gentrification in the Latin American city, environmental sustainability for development and leaders in urban transport planning. She is the author of several articles in Latin American magazines on issues of non-motorized mobility, public transport, right to the city, gender, among others.
In 2018, she joined GIZ Mexico as Technical Advisor where she works in the C40 CFF and Euroclima+ programmes in the Urban Mobility Component with the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara for the improvement of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan and the development of a pilot project for the analysis of metropolitan travels.
As Project Assistant in Moving Chile and in the Urban Mobility component of EUROCLIMA+ in Chile, I provide support in the coordination, management and administration for both projects according to their needs. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Art from the Pontificia Universidad Católicade Chile with studies in Art Therapy and Psychoplastic. I am a passionate urban walker, cyclist and user to the public transport. I am sure of the transport can be climate-friendly and to contribute positively in thepeople’squalityoflife. For the above reasonsI think that creativity, interdisciplinary work and the global cooperationcandoa big change for the world. I am happy to contribute from November 2019 to this great project!
As Technical Advisor in the Urban Mobility component of EUROCLIMA+ in Chile I coordinate and manage the development of the SUMP of Antofagasta and the NUMP of Chile. I hold a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chile and a master’s degree from The Bartlett University College London. Before joining the GIZ, I have worked at the Metropolitan Public Transport Board of Santiago, in urban planning and design consultancies, and as a lecturer at the Viña del Mar University.
I focus my professional career on sustainable urban mobility because of two reasons: first, I strongly believe that transport has an important impact on climate change, and we need to act now. Secondly, I think Latin America has a lot to show and receive in terms of sustainable mobility. There is a lot of creativity emerging from around the globe that can be optimized and reproduced through global cooperation.
Since August 2021, I am supporting the Euroclima+ Program in Eschborn in the energy and urban mobility components. I believe in a future of mobility that puts people’s needs first, in a manner that is sustainable for the climate and societies. Thus, I am excited to work for GIZ and contribute to the implementation of climate mitigation action in the transport sector in Latin America.
As a master’s student of Comparative Public Governance and European Studies, my interest in sustainability governance was strengthened in study projects on multimodal urban mobility and energy transitions. My bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies provides me with background knowledge on the circumstances in several Latin American cities. During several stays in Guadalajara and Mexico City, I experienced the social exclusion reinforced by transport systems. This raised my interest in how to improve mobility in urban areas so that it facilitates social participation while mitigating pollution, creating more livable cities.
Therefore, I am thrilled to join the Euroclima+ Team and to work on making mobility more sustainable in every dimension.