Ukrainian cities on their way to sustainable mobility

Ukrainian cities on their way to sustainable mobility – Cooperation is everything

In 2013, the city of Donezk adopted a comprehensive programme for the development of cycling infrastructure. The first kilometers were already paved and are actively used by cyclists. Moreover, Donezk envisages the improvement and acceleration of bus services by implementing a priority bus network. German experts are providing local planners with technical assistance on cycling development and supervise the first constructions.
GIZ supports Charkiv, Donezk, Lviv, Kiev and further municipalities in the field of sustainable mobility on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Energy-efficient driving courses for small entrepreneurs in the Mexican freight sector

As part of the program “Transporte Limpio” (similar to the US-Smartway Program), the Mexican Ministry of Environment (SEMARNAT) is offering five courses for small entrepreneurs in the freight sector. The courses are in the framework of the German-Mexican NAMA Program, managed by GIZ on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). They aim at energy-efficient driving, including both theoretical and practical units on the road. First results show that there exists a large potential – up to 28% – for fuel savings. To reach those entrepreneurs who cannot participate in the courses, GIZ supports the production of a video which shows the most important features for driving more environmentally friendly. For more information, please contact