A EUROCLIMA+ thematic area driven by two implementing agencies: German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the French Development Agency (AFD)

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the urban transport sector is a major challenge in addressing global climate change. More than 25% of the world’s energy-related emissions are due to the transport of people and goods, with the transport sector being the second largest emitter.

Addressing emissions from urban mobility is not only necessary to maintain the global temperature rise within the expected limits, but also to favour social equity, economic prosperity and quality of life in the cities. In fact, the congestion of road infrastructure paralyses the urban areas of many developing and emerging countries, while air pollution becomes a very serious problem in many cities. Therefore, sustainable mobility, with low carbon emissions, can provide global as well as local benefits.

The population of Latin America exceeds 625 million and the region is the most urbanised in the world, with 80% of the population living in cities. It is not surprising that most Latin American countries are considering measures to reduce emissions in the urban or transport sector, either explicitly or indirectly in their NDCs.

More than 63% of the NDCs globally propose mitigation measures in the transport sector. Among the more than 200 measures proposed in the NDCs, there is a strong bias towards passenger transport, which is included in 91% of the NDCs. Among them, measures related to urban transport are mentioned in 74% of the NDCs.


The “Urban Mobility” component aims to develop national policies and programmes for urban mobility and multimodal integrated planning at the city level to accelerate the transition of Latin American cities towards sustainable urban mobility with low carbon emissions.


In the field of urban mobility, EUROCLIMA+ hopes that national policies and programmes for urban mobility and multimodal participatory integrated planning at the city level will accelerate the transition of Latin American cities towards sustainable, low-carbon mobility. For this, the intention is to identify mitigation measures for the effects of climate change and facilitate their implementation. More specifically, with an allocation of 10 million euros, the programme has the following goals:

  • NUMPs: At least 2 Latin American national governments approved a new or substantially improved National Urban Mobility Plan (NUMP), including financing mechanisms.
  •  SUMPs: At least 7 Latin American local governments approved a new or substantially improved Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP).
  • Innovative Pilot Projects/Transformative Projects: At least 3 projects included in a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) have been implemented.
  • A regional platform/community of practice is strengthening exchanges and capacities of cities and national Latin American governments for NUMPs and SUMPs.





  • The “Urban Mobility” component has a budget of 10 million euros.
  • Implementation is planned for a 52-month period, from 01/Sept/2016 to 31/Dec/2020.
Expected results
  • Relevant best practices for resilient crop production techniques and value chains are validated to achieve the objectives of the NDCs.
  •  Optimal and relevant practices for livestock production systems and efficient value chains for carbon and water are validated for the achievement of the relevant NDCs.
  •  Appropriate mechanisms for financing adaptation/mitigation measures in the agricultural sector at the national or territorial level are available for dissemination in Latin America. 

Projects selected

A total of 37 proposals (7 NUMP, 14 SUMP and 16 Pilot Projects) from 14 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Once received, and in accordance with the call for proposals, all proposals were evaluated by an Evaluation Panel composed of experts appointed by the French Development Agency (AFD), German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Following this evaluation, the Evaluation Panel identified 19 projects eligible for EUROCLIMA+ funding, three of which are supplementary pilot projects for SUMPs. The total estimated amount for project implementation is greater than 8 million euros. See the selected projects

Work team

Priscille de Coninck
Priscille de ConinckAFDdeconinckp@afd.fr
Urban transport specialist for AFD
Michael Engelskirchen
Michael EngelskirchenGIZmichael.engelskirchen@giz.de
Manager of the EUROCLIMA+ Urban Mobility component




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