SAVE THE DATE: the Dakar Week for Sustainable Mobility and Climate 2021 will take place 13th-17th September 2021

Publication Thursday 25 March 2021

CODATU and CLIMATE CHANCE ASSOCIATION, in partnership with CETUD (Executive Council of Urban Transport in Dakar), come together to organise the:

Dakar Week for Sustainable Mobility and Climate 2021 (13th-17th September 2021)

This week will host two joint events: The Conference CODATU XVIII and the Climate Chance Summit Africa and will be the perfect opportunity to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of CODATU.

These partners’ mutual commitment is based on the common ground of daily mobility in developing countries, its impact on urban populations and the fight against climate change at the local level. 

The local level is crucial in the fight against climate change and there is a need to focus on the most emissive sectors including energy, construction and transport. Nearly 20% of greenhouse gases (GHG) measured in the largest cities on the African continent come from motorised travel.

 This international event aims to promote local development compatible with the objectives of the Paris Agreement and notably related to mobility.

The Dakar Week for Mobility and Climate will bring together many actors engaged in the fight against climate change – including state and non-state actors – in order to provide space for the Senegalese and the African actors to mobilise on issues of sustainability and  climate change ahead of COP26 to be held in Glasgow in November 2021, but also in the light of COP27 of 2022 to be held in Africa. Several networks will attend: the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoMSSA), the MobiliseYourCity Partnership, the Club of North / South Mobility Organizing Authorities, Francophone University Agence (AUF) etc.

At the end of this week, a kind of ‘pre-COP’ for African actors, the participants will adopt the “Dakar Declaration”, an operational roadmap for sustainable mobility to strengthen locally-led climate action, which will be our collective contribution to COP26.

More information on participation conditions will be communicated at a later date.

ABOUT CLIMATE CHANCE : Created in 2015, Climate Chance is the only international association, participating in the mobilization in the fight against climate change, seeking to unite all non-state actors recognized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – UNFCCC. Its objective? To strengthen climate action led by local authorities, businesses and civil society by networking actors and sharing best practices, to defend and disseminate common priorities and proposals, and contribute to achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Press contact: Virginie Foucault-Rougé, Chief of Communications ǀ [email protected] ǀ +33 6 11 96 25 10 

ABOUT CODATU : Created in Dakar in 1980 during the World Conference on Urban Transport with the aim of promoting sustainable urban mobility in the cities of the South, CODATU is a network with an international vocation which brings together all the actors involved in urban mobility (local authorities, transport operators, research centres and universities, consultants, companies, etc.) with the aim of ensuring a transfer of knowledge by developing cooperation between cities and exchanges of experience (scientific, technical, economic, etc.). Today CODATU is also developing activities of technical assistance, training and publications on the challenges of urban mobility in Southern countries. Press contact : Julien Ferdinand, Communications Manager ǀ [email protected] ǀ +33 4 28 70 60 10

ABOUT CETUD : The Executive Council of Urban Transport in Dakar (CETUD) is the organising authority for transport in the Dakar metropolis. Its role is to organise and regulate the supply and demand of urban public transport in order to create a favourable economic environment for operators and to promote the emergence of healthy and sustainable competition in accordance with the public transport policy defined by the State for the Dakar region. CETUD also provides technical assistance in the country’s secondary towns at the request of the State or the local authorities concerned. Press contact:Fatou DIAGNE DIOP, Communications Manager ǀ [email protected] ǀ +221 78 116 09 08