Mobilize Net-Zero: Facilitating the Global Transport Transformation

Strengthening international partnerships for decarbonizing transport

In order to achieve the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, it is essential to reduce transport emissions to zero. This will require a major shift in the transport sector in every country around the world.

Mobilize Net-Zero supports governments in their commitment to decarbonise transport through building international partnerships. By facilitating knowledge exchange and peer learning as well as by raising awareness among policy makers, the project aims to accelerate the transition towards sustainable transport systems. 

To achieve this, the project will explore opportunities to forge partnerships with leading countries that have made significant progress in decarbonising their transport sectors. These partnerships will serve as a platform for sharing knowledge, experiences, and best practices. Through this collaborative effort, policy makers will have access to valuable insights and resources to inform their decision-making processes. 

The project is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). 

The project activities include: 

1. Transport and Climate Change Week 

The project organizes the annual Transport and Climate Change Week, which serves as an exchange platform for international peer learning. During this event, stakeholders from various countries gather in Berlin to share experiences, discuss challenges, and identify innovative solutions to accelerate the decarbonisation of transport.  

2. Transport Transformation Tracker 

The project includes the development of a web tool. It utilises artificial intelligence to provide up-to-date information on the progress of transforming transport on a global scale. This tool will serve as a valuable resource for policy makers, researchers, and stakeholders, providing data-driven insights and analysis to support informed decision-making. 

3. Flagship Project Africa 

A lighthouse project focusing on paratransit is being prepared by our partners in Rwanda. This project aims to showcase innovative approaches to decarbonising transport through electrification of the public and informal transport sector. The knowledge generated from this project will be disseminated, promoting sustainable practices and encouraging replication in other regions.

Implementation: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, in collaboration with Agora Verkehrswende (AGORA)

Funders: International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)

Countries: African and Latin-American countries 

Political Partners:

  • Rwanda: Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA)

Duration: 11/2022-12/2025 

Contact: Daniel Bongardt, 



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