Accelerating the transition to sustainable urban mobility
The MobiliseYourCity Partnership is a global and inclusive network of cities and countries as well as an umbrella brand of European development cooperation particularly related to the field of sustainable urban transport. The Partnership aims at assisting beneficiary partners – i.e. national and local governments – in their preparation of National Urban Mobility Policies and Investment Programmes (NUMPs) and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).
Furthermore, the MobiliseYourCity Partnership is a global alliance for integrated urban mobility planning in emerging, developing and EU neighborhood countries, and an international mobility flagship under the UN Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action. It is a multi-donor action, jointly co-financed by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), the French Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity-based Transition (MTES), the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM), and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The Partnership is implemented jointly by its implementing partners ADEME, AFD, CEREMA, CODATU, EBRD, GIZ, KfW, and WUPPERTAL INSTITUTE. Besides contribution to the international climate process, it contributes to the UN’s Agenda 2030, specifically Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
The Partnership facilitates the establishment of framework conditions and institutional preparedness for effective sector investments and sustainable development of urban transport infrastructure & services as well as regulatory soft measures. Goals:
20 national governments commit themselves to introduce sustainable urban mobility policies and/or investment programmes
100 cities engage in reducing their emissions by 50% through the development of integrated sustainable urban mobility plans
MobiliseYourCity assists its beneficiary partners to shape urbanization and transport development in a sustainable and climate-friendly manner. Mitigation measures are prepared through integrated planning and consultation with different stakeholders at an early stage. MobiliseYourCity supports as financing facility budgeting, development of financial mechanisms and initiation of national and international funding to ensure successful implementation.
Secretariat operated in Brussels / Belgium
Currently 58 cities and 14 national governments validated as Beneficiary Partners; currently 35 SUMPs and 12 NUMPs supported
Established complementary to other EU programmes and transport initiatives
Provision of a set of methodologies, toolkits and capacity development to partners through country- and region-specific support-programmes
Financial Budget: EUR 37 million in Technical Assitance delivered through 9 implementing partners; mobilised EUR 810 million: EUR 600 million for 7 completed and nearly-completed SUMPs (Agadir, Dakar, Douala, Santo Domingo, Lviv, Potlova, Yaoundé) and EUR 210 million for NUMPs in the Philippines, Ecuador and Dominican Republic
ADB (Asian Development Bank)
ADEME (French Env. & Energy Agency)
AFD (French Development Agency)
CEREMA (French Centre for Studies and Expertise on Risks, Environment, Mobility, and Urban and Country Planning)
CODATU (Cooperation for urban mobility in the developing world)
EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
GIZ (German Agency for Int. Cooperation)
KfW (German Development Bank)
WUPPERTAL INSTITUTE (German Centre for Studies and Expertise on Environment and Urban, and Mobility Planning)
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.
Starting as an intern at MobiliseYourCity in mid-July offers a great opportunity for me to combine two areas of strong interest, which shaped my studies of political science: environmental governance and gender. In transforming how people move in a city, these two topics are inevitably intertwined.
My specific interest for urban mobility was certainly shaped during my work as a flight attendant next to studying. It gave me the opportunity to see so many different cities all over the world – an experience that made me constantly question the differing realities of people, depending on the city they are living in.
Finishing my bachelor’s degree from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and Sciences Po Toulouse, I aimed to gain some experience in an area that tackles this question.
Hence, I am excited to join the MobiliseYourCity team and to support the capacity building of the partnership.
Based in Brussels, Belgium and Eschborn, Germany
I am supporting the MobiliseYourCity Partnership Team since June 2020. Before joining the team I worked in a German consultancy that focused on electric mobility. I hold a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Freie Universität Berlin and I am currently doing my master’s in Governance and Public Policy. As a Colombian, I am aware of the challenges that developing countries face in transportation. All the more reason for working in such a meaningful project!
Coordinator for MobiliseYourCity
Based in Brussels, Belgium
I am the Coordinator for MobiliseYourCity, a global partnership for sustainable transport policy and finance. Even before knowing the term ‘development cooperation’ I was asking questions about why the everyday lives of people can be so different depending on where they were born. As an American kid who spent summers in India, I experienced this difference on a regular basis. My interest in global inequality and social justice led to a career in development – and since 2008 I have been working at intersection of climate change and project finance in Germany, India, Philippines, Vietnam and now Belgium. Before MobiliseYourCity, I was an Urban Development Specialist at the Asian Development Bank. As an economist, I’m interested in money. As a urbanist and a father, I’m passionate about doing my part in making cities wonderful places to grow up.
As an urban geographer and a passionate cyclist, I have always been interested in transport and mobility. I am driven by a vision of sustainable mobility that enhances both the quality of human life and of the natural environment.
Having lived in different cities around the world, I highly value international exchange and cooperation. I am convinced that global challenges require cooperative solutions. I am thus glad to support the TraCS project team in aligning transport and climate action plans in emerging economies and developing countries and to assist partners like national and local governments – in their preparation of urban mobility policies and plans on the national and urban level through my work for the MobiliseYourCity Partnership.