MobiliseYourCity Partnership

100 cities engaged in sustainable urban mobility planning to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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  • Enabling transformational changes
  • Preparing investments and linking with development finance
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

To trigger sector investments and facilitate NDC implementation as well as accomplishment of SDGs through supporting local and national governments in emerging and developing countries in defining and implementing sustainable urban mobility policies and plans.

  • 100 cities engage in reducing their emissions by 50% through the development of integrated sustainable urban mobility plans
  • 20 countries commit themselves to introduce sustainable urban mobility policies and/or incentive programs
Partners and Signatories

MobiliseYourCity Partnership is a global alliance for integrated urban mobility planning in emerging, developing and EU neighbourhood countries, and an international mobility flagship under the UN Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action. It is a multi-donor action, jointly co-financed by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), the French Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity-based Transition (MTES), the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM), and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The Partnership is implemented jointly by its implementing partners ADEME, AFD, CEREMA, CODATU, EBRD, GIZ, KfW, and WUPPERTAL INSTITUTE.

Activities of the Initiative

Outreach and coalition building:

  • 42 city governments and 11 national governments validated as Beneficiary Partners (covering partners in Africa, Asia, Central Europe and Latin America).
  • Strategic collaboration with UNHABITAT, UCLG, PLATFORMA, ITDP as well as with the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) and the Sub-Sahara Africa Transport Program (SSATP)

Capacity building:

  • National and regional trainings and workshops conducted e.g. in Ivory Coast, Morocco, Philippines, Tunisia, Cameroon, Dominican Republic;
  • Workshops conducted along with international events, such as the European Development days in Brussels, European Transport Week, Climate Chance Summit, COP24 etc.
  • Beneficiary partners provided with knowledge content (training programs, methodological guides, webinars, etc.)

Knowledge development:

  • Measuring Urban Mobility GHG emissions: Finalization of a tool for partner cities to measure GHG emissions from urban mobility and set up related MRV system to report emissions at local, national and international level
  • Sharing best practices: Ongoing development of a web-based international online networking & collaboration platform to share best practices in sustainable urban mobility planning and implementation of SUMPs and NUMPs; to support the active and fruitful exchange between all partners of MobiliseYourCity.
  • Publications: Preparation of flagship guidelines on “National Urban Mobility Policies & Investment Programs (NUMPs)” and pertaining training material
  • New topics to be developed: participation/concertation, mobility and digital

Policy-making and implementation:

In country operations and expected impacts are presented in a Global Status Report (please download from website). Exemplary ongoing operations:

  • Latin America: Through the EUROCLIMA+ program Partners support:
    • 3 national governments in the formulation of NUMPs (i.e. Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay)
    • 7 cities in the formulation of SUMPs (i.e. Ambato, Antofagasta, Arequipa, Bajada Santista, Cordoba, Guadala, Havana)
    • Various other cities with preparation and implementation of pilot projects
  • Cameroon: SUMP development continues in Douala and Yaoundé. Car-free day organized in Douala in November 2018 with active city-to-city cooperation with Bordeaux Métropole. Main scenario for the SUMP in Douala established. Yaoundé to conduct a large consultation on status quo of current state of urban mobility. Finalization of both SUMPs during Q1 2019
  • Tunisia: National level: the Ministry of Transportation is piloting the elaboration of a National Urban Mobility Policy with support of international consultants. The National Agency for Energy Efficiency (ANME) is carrying out a study to identify a short-list of measures to be integrated into the Transport NAMA.
  • Morocco: At national level, the development of a strategic vision of urban mobility is finalized by the Ministry of Interior. Support to 5 Moroccan cities in the development of their SUMPs is on-going. A “MobiliseYourCity country chapter” composed of 13 Moroccan cities was created and a first set of trainings on MRV methodology and GHG emission calculation was conducted in November.
  • Senegal: The development of a SUMP for Dakar is ongoing.
  • Dominican Republic: Diagnostic phase completed, scenario building under preparation, SUMP to be finalized end of Q1 2019

Monitoring and reporting:

  • Definition and application of the MobiliseYourCity monitoring & evaluation (M&E) framework;
  • Publication of the MobiliseYourCity Global Status Report (2018)
Core Quantitative Impacts towards International Agendas

Impact Indicators:

  • GHG emission reduction
  • Access to public transport
  • Traffic Safety
  • Air pollution
  • Modal split

 Investment Indicators:

  • KM of sidewalks already built or planned
  • KM of cycle lanes already built or planned
  • KM of bus lanes or other mass transit already built or planned

Number of city center parking spaces for individual cars existing and planned (reduced or subject to parking management).




For more information to join the Partnership:

Focal Point

Markus Delfs, Coordinator of the Secretariat,

Maël Martinie, Partnership and Outreach,