Welcome to the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP)
The Bridging the Gap Initiative and the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport released a joint report titled “Land transport’s contribution to a 2°C target” on the eve of the Climate Summit organized by Secretary Ban Ki-moon to accelerate action on climate change. One of the key messages of the joint report is “Without transport contributing in a significant manner to the mitigation of climate change it will not be possible to shift to a global stabilization pathway that can keep warming below 2 Degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.”
The paper concludes that “a combination of technological and behavioural measures could decrease final-energy demand in 2050 for urban passenger transport by at least 55% below an IEA defined baseline of a 4o Celsius temperature increase scenario”.
GIZ SUTP will deliver a one-day training course on October 16, 2014 in Mexico City, in cooperation with ITDP Mexico and Sedatu. This one-day training course will describe the rationale of urban development integration with urban transport and will provide tools to develop policies and projects of such integration, based on the experience from developed and developing cities. It will also provide tools to evaluate projects where urban transport and urban development planning can be integrated. The course program can be downloaded here.
Despite the increase in traffic volume on German roads, emissions have been decreasing. Traffic emissions reduced from 161 million tons in 2001 to 140 million tons, in 2012. This positive trend should be continued systematically. It is aimed at fostering rail and water modes in freight. Further information can be found here in german language.