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Greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector are expected to double by 2050 if not enough action is taken. Quick and effective measures to curb emissions in the sector are possible and can save money for governments, companies and individuals, along with providing health benefits by reducing pollution. Photo © Pline/CC

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The MobiliseYourCity partnership helps local governments in developing countries plan sustainable urban mobility, potentially playing a key role in reducing greenhouse emissions and developing livable and efficient cities.

The transport sector is responsible for approximately 23% of total energy-related CO2 emissions. Half of the emissions come from urban transport passengers and freight.

Between 2000 and 2050, greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector are projected to increase by 140%, with 90% of the share in developing countries.

Adequate transport-related activities to curb emissions at national and sub-national level could put cities on tracks towards a 50% emission reduction by 2050 compared to business as usual.

Members and Objectives of the partnership

The MobiliseYourCity coalition of international partners comprises ADEME, AFD, CEREMA, CODATU and GIZ.

MobiliseYourCity provides a methodological framework, capacity building and technical assistance and facilitates access to financing at local and national levels.

The partners of this initiative aim to engage 100 cities by 2020 in integrated urban mobility policies.

Isolated solutions that already exist are to be embedded into strategic mobility planning policies that allow better coordination between urban and transport policies, favour a shift from cars to public transport and active modes of travel, and improvements in the energy efficiency of vehicles.

The partnership plans to set up an international reference platform to share best practices and expertise as well as academic knowledge about sustainable urban mobility planning.

It also aims to spur national governments to elaborate and implement comprehensive national urban mobility frameworks.

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