Sustainable mobility in COP24

EUROCLIMA+ is the EU flagship programme in support to Latin American countries’ efforts to achieve the Paris Agreement commitments.

Side event COP 24 - European Pavilion Saturday 8th December, 10.30-12.00 h

EUROCLIMA+ in accion:

Promoting Sustainable Urban Mobility Together with Local Actors in Latin America

Latin America is strongly affected by climate change, even it only contributes to less than 10% of global greenhouse emissions. At the same time, Latin America is among the most urbanised regions in the world with already 80% of the population living in cities.

This will increase to 86% by 2050. Urban transport has been a sector showing a continued increase in greenhouse gas emissions, but with a good potential to decreasing them. Digitalisation, vehicle and ride sharing models as well as electric mobility are the topics that are yet to be developed on a larger scale.

To advance this process, it is necessary to work at different levels: generate an enabling environment at a national level (policies, regulation), promote vertical national-local articulation between actors (governance), strengthen capacities in local governments and share technology, industry and innovative experience, like the European one, among the Latin American countries. EUROCLIMA+ is the EU flagship programme in support to Latin American countries’ efforts to achieve the Paris Agreement commitments.

In this context, the programme coordinates and cooperates with other important initiatives such as the NDC Partnership. EUROCLIMA+ currently works in the implementation of 19 urban mobility projects with local and national authorities, promotes electric mobility in several countries and assists Latin American countries to facilitate national-local articulation for a better climate governance.

EUROCLIMA+ aligns its implementation of these projects with the MobiliseYourCity partnership. After a brief presentation of the current situation of urban mobility in Latin America and the perspectives of sustainable and electric mobility in the region, selected actions to advance towards sustainable mobility performed with Latin American national and local actors will be presented. Download the concept note






Guillermo Dascal (moderator)


European Commission and EUROCLIMA+ in urban mobility

Horst Pilger, DEVCO, European Commission

Ismo Ulvila, DG Clima, European Commission


Panel: Perspectivas de movilidad urbana en América Latina

Niklas Hagelberg, Global Climate Change Coordinator, UN Environment

Paulina Potemski, Chair MobiliseYourCity Partnership & Deputy Head of
Unit - French Climate negotiations Team


EUROCLIMA+ in action: selected initiatives in urban mobility in Latin America

Andrea Meza Murillo, Director of Climate Change , Ministry of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica

Ignacio Lorenzo, National Director of Climate Change, MVOTMA, Uruguay

Alicia Riera, Directora de Movilidad Urbana, Municipalidad de Córdoba, Argentina

Mark Major, PLATMUS Plataforma de Movilidad Urbana Sostenible en Latinoamérica


Debate – Q&A



After the event, we invite you to a light lunch.


Dialogue between peers to enable the implementation of your NDC

EUROCLIMA+, under its Climate Governance component that involves, among other entities, the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in alliance with LEDS LAC, the NDC Partnership and the AVINA Foundation, will be holding the event “Progress and challenges in the implementation of NDCs in Latin America and the Caribbean: How to increase ambition in the region?”.

In this meeting, the main progress and challenges encountered in NDC implementation in Latin America and the Caribbean will be reported. There will also be a dialogue on opportunities to increase ambition and climate action in the region, based on the experiences of the countries and agencies that provide technical support to the Latin American governments in meeting the climate commitments made under the framework of the Paris Agreement.

Time: 9:00 hrs

Place: NDC Partnership Pavilon, room E #22

Welcome, Horst Pilger, European Commission

Moderator: Hernán Blanco, Avina Foundation

Regional overview: Joseluis Samaniego, ECLAC; María Paz Cigarán, LEDS LAC; Pablo Vieira, NDC Partnership; Ramiro Fernández, AVINA Foundation

Country overview: Edgar Cruz, Colombia and Andrea Meza, Costa Rica



EUROCLIMA+ is a programme funded by the European Union to promote environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries, particularly for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations. The Programme is implemented through the synergistic work of seven agencies: Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), French Development Agency (AFD), Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Expertise France (EF), International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and UN Environment.



General press contact for the EUROCLIMA+ programme

Alexandra Cortés. EUROCLIMA+ Programme: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.