CODATU – Cooperation for Urban Mobility in the Developing World

Cooperation for Urban Mobility in the Developing World (CODATU) was created in 1980 following a seminal international conference on urban transport in Dakar, Senegal. It is a not-for-profit association with an international vocation to promote sustainable mobility policies through training activities, events and scientific exchanges, covering technical, economic and social aspects of urban and peri-urban transport. Based in Lyon, France, CODATU has a deep experience in Francophone and Anglophone Africa and has also been involved in numerous international training programmes all over the world since more than 3 decades. CODATU organises a biennial international congress that brings together the latest thinking and scientific work in urban transport from the developing and the developed world. The last edition, CODATU XVI was held Istanbul (Turkey) in February 2015 and was dedicated to climate change, air quality and energy challenges.

CODATU, together with its partners, is preparing the initiative MobiliseYourCity (link) that aims at supporting developing cities and their national governments in their efforts to reduce CO2 emissions from urban transport through better urban mobility planning. MobiliseYourCity was presented during the World Summit on Climate and Territories in Lyon early July (see declaration) and is part of the Lima to Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) in preparation of the COP21 to be held in Paris at the end of 2015. During the COP21, Mayors from pilot cities will officially launch the initiative and show their commitment to reduce CO2 emissions and improve urban transport. Together with its partners AFD, CEREMA, ADEME and GIZ, CODATU will help developing cities to elaborate and implement 100 SUMPs (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans) between 2016 and 2020 to improve low carbon and more inclusive urban transport.

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