Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI)
Accelerate the implementation of sustainable urban transport development and mitigation of climate change
The objective of the TUMI is to accelerate the implementation of sustainable urban transport development and mitigation of climate change by mobilizing finance, building capacities and promoting innovative approaches.
A transition towards sustainable urban mobility requires a shift in policy making and investment decisions. The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) will support this transition by mobilizing significant investments in sustainable urban transport infrastructures and services, building the capacity of key decision makers and supporting innovative and transformative sustainable mobility approaches on the ground.
Furthermore, TUMI will contribute to an improved dialogue on urban mobility with relevant stakeholders at global, national and local levels, and will increase the awareness of the private sector as well as civil society and help them mobilize to contribute more directly to the development of sustainable mobility solutions.
- Mobilize one billion USD to build and modernize sustainable urban mobility infrastructure
- Enable 1.000 urban change makers to plan and implement modern mobility concepts
- Support innovative pilot activities in cities across the globe
Partners and Signatories
- Asian Development Bank (ADB)
- C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
- CAF Development Bank Of Latin America
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
- German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
- KfW Development Bank (Germany)
- ICLEI (Local Governments For Sustainability)
- Institute For Transport and Development Policy (ITDP)
- Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)
- UN Human Settlements Programme – UN-Habitat
Relevance to advance the Paris Agreement goals
Rising temperatures, rising sea levels, and more frequent extreme-weather events underline the importance of climate-sensitive and -resilient transport services and infrastructures. The transport sector is responsible for 28% of the global final energy consumption and is already the second largest polluting sector. It is the fastest growing sector with regard to GHG emissions. By 2050, transport-related emissions are forecasted to increase by 120%. Resilience strategies support the needed adaptation to future climate related vulnerability. Our target: support our partner cities in building resilient services and infrastructures and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in urban transport.
Specifically, TUMI will mobilize financing for sustainable mobility – envisaged is 1 billion USD per year. It has specific goals on finance and capacity building.
Activities of the Initiative
- Capacity building is core of our ENABLE pillar: ENABLE 1,000+ urban leaders, decision-makers, planners and students to plan and implement sustainable mobility concepts. We will support political leaders and change-makers in their professional environments by providing tailor-made capacity-building formats (cf. capacity development catalogue).
- Regional networks, urban mobility labs, webinars and innovative approaches such as design thinking and peer-to-peer reviews are key elements. Together, we as TUMI-partners will strategically develop, strengthen and conduct capacity building programs for sustainable urban mobility.
- In the first year, TUMI partners have implemented more than 10 capacity building events with 480 participants from 45 cities. For examples, more than 80 urban mobility practitioners, mostly developing countries and emerging economies, especially from Africa, have participated in the TUMI conference prior to the International Transport Forum in Leipzig in May 2017.
- TUMI can draw from the broad knowledge base of its partners with a wealth of publications, training offers and other materials as well as established access to key resource persons and professionals. These elements are used in various capacity building efforts and other formats to build knowledge among individuals and organizations.
Policy-making and implementation:
- TUMI is only indirectly involved in policy making as it works through mechanisms such as capacity development, funding/financing and pilot measures. However, its partners aim at including lessons learnt and innovative approaches in policy dialogues and other formats. Further, it also supports the implementation of climate mitigation through policy based lending – thereby supporting policy making and implementation of national governments.
Monitoring and Reporting:
An ex ante study on TUMI impacts was done in 2016, in addition to project-level monitoring. The impact of the initiative will be monitored and reported regularly.
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