Mitigating emissions from the transport sector in Costa Rica

MiTransporte aims to strengthen the government of Costa Rica in the sustainable transition to climate-friendly transport and thus in achieving its NDCs. The strategy of the project is to improve the legal and institutional framework for implementing the national transport and climate agenda. In cooperation with various actors, the project supports replicable and scalable measures on sustainable urban mobility and energy efficiency in the sector.

The project is implemented through the following:

  1. The project supports the national government in the development of policies, and (financing) instruments to promote the transition towards clean transport technology and sustainable transport systems.
  2. MiTransporte implements specific pilot projects on sustainable urban mobility jointly with local governments, and with the private sector, such as public transport providers as well as with non-governmental organizations.
  3. By way of a pilot project with key players in the public transport system, the project aims to develop the regulatory framework and business model for the electrification of public transport in Costa Rica.
  4. Participatory processes ensure that the supported measures are appropriate and beneficial. Furthermore, the project promotes the exchange of know-how and experiences in the region to demonstrate best practices of implementing NCDs in the transport sector.

The project is implemented by GIZ and funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

In Costa Rica, the official partner is the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE). Furthermore, the project is implemented in coordination with other partners such as the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT) and local governments.

The project was completed in 2022.

Project Information

Contact: Claus Kruse,

Country: Costa Rica

Duration: 07/2017 – 05/ 2022

Status: concluded

Funder: International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV)

Implementation: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Implementing Partners:

Political Partner: Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE), Costa Rica

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