Facilitating the development of ambitious transport mitigation actions

The TRANSfer project’s objective was to increase the efforts of developing countries and emerging economies for climate-friendly transport with international support. The project acted as a preparation facility for mitigation actions and thus specifically supported the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) of the Paris Agreement.

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

The project worked on three levels:

1. Support for the MobiliseYourCity Partnership

The goal of this multi-stakeholder partnership is that 100 cities and 20 national governments commit themselves to ambitious climate action targets for urban transport and take appropriate measures. Local action is directly linked to international political agendas (UNFCCC, Habitat, SDG).

2. Preparation of mitigation measures

The project supported five countries (including Peru, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia) in developing greenhouse gas mitigation measures in transport. Standardised support packages (toolkits) were developed and used for the preparation of selected mitigation measures. As a result, measures can be prepared faster and in better quality, until they are ready for implementation and eligible for (climate) financing.

3. Knowledge products, training, dialogue

Based on these experiences, TRANSfer was sharing and disseminating best practices through the development of knowledge products, organisation of events and trainings and contributes to an increasing level of ambition. Personal exchange of experience and dialogue was promoted at events, including climate talks, international transport conferences and the annual "Transport and Climate Change Week" in Berlin.

Implementation: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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

Countries: Global, Colombia, Indonesia, Peru, Philippines, Thailand

Political Partners:

  • Department of Transportation (DOTr), Philippines
  • Ministry of Transport, Colombia
  • Ministry of Transport and Communication (MTC), Peru
  • Ministry of Transport, Thailand
  • Ministry of Transportation, Indonesia


  • TRANSfer I (11/2010 – 09/2013) - completed
  • TRANSfer II (09/2013 – 02/2019) - completed
  • TRANSfer III (01/2017 – 10/2022) - completed

Contact: Daniel Bongardt,


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