Report on the COP24 with MobiliseYourCity

CODATU News Thursday 3 January 2019

The 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) organised by the United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place from 3 to 14 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland.

The MobiliseYourCity Partnership is actively engaged since COP 21 in the climate action by supporting emerging and developing cities and countries in their efforts to reduce gas emissions of urban mobility through a sustainable urban mobility planification. The year again, the Partnership, through its Secretariat and partners, joined its forces to the international community for carbon free transports under the leadership of SLoCaT Partnership (Sustainable Low Carbon Transport).

The COP 24 was the occasion to remind that more than a quarter of total emission and energy wastes are due to goods and people freight and most of them are due to urban transport. The Partnership representatives seized the opportunity during their various interventions to highlight the crucial role of urban mobility planning at the local level and the importance of assisting it at the national level to contribute to reduce substantially GHG emissions.

The Secretariat team was present all day long to liven up the MobiliseYourCity stand and answer attendees requests and participated also in meetings on decarbonisation of transport, promotion of sustainable urban mobility…

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MobiliseYourCity Partnership

Initiated by CODATU, MobiliseYourCity supports local governments in developing countries to plan sustainable urban mobility in order to develop more inclusive, liveable and economically efficient cities and reduce GHG emissions.

100 cities and 20 national governments will be engaged in deep transformational actions through the implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) supported by National Sustainable Urban Mobility Policies and Programmes (NUMP). MobiliseYourCity aims to assist cities in their efforts to cut at least 50% of their urban transport related emissions by 2050 compared to business as usual.

With the support of a coalition of international partners (development agencies, urban and transport planning agencies, NGOs and development banks), MobiliseYourCity provides a methodological framework, capacity building and technical assistance, and facilitates access to financing at both local and national levels. The partnership will set up an international reference platform to share best practices about sustainable urban mobility planning and implementation of SUMPs and NUMPs.