EUROCLIMA+

EUROCLIMA+ is the European Union’s flagship regional cooperation programme, promoting environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries, particularly for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations. Its objective is to reduce the impact of climate change and its effects in Latin America by promoting mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience, and investment.

In addition to focusing on urban mobility, EUROCLIMA+ works in several different sectors, including climate governance, renewable energy and energy efficiency, and disaster risk management and reduction.

SLOCAT provides advocacy messaging and technical support to countries and other stakeholders in the Latin America and the Caribbean region, towards building a pathway towards sustainable, low carbon transport by supporting the transformation of urban mobility.

Organise targeted outreach and capacity-building to regional policymakers.

Facilitate dialogues to increase attention to urban mobility in national climate discussions.

Provide support to increase urban mobility ambition in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of the Paris Agreement.

Highlight regional mobility work in global climate and transport activities.

Conduct regional-level analysis of sustainable transport issues.

Activities

SLOCAT has carried out the following activities in support of the EUROCLIMA+ programme:

2022

  • SLOCAT brought insights to support the implementation of transport and climate ambition outlined in countries’ NDCs/LTS into the 4th EUROCLIMA+ Urban Mobility Beneficiaries Meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay through the delivery of:
    • An interactive workshop for a group of regional representatives from national and subnational governments of Latin America and the Caribbean to review their local and national transport plans against the transport commitments made in their NDCs/LTS and identify opportunities to enhance coherence.
    • A presentation on the role of Multilateral Development Banks in supporting the implementation of transport and climate commitments during a session about Financing
    • An interactive presentation and reflection about the value of the regional Community of Practice
  • Ensured the inclusion of sustainable urban mobility in the 2022 Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW) through the delivery of two side events which highlighted best practices from projects supported by the EUROCLIMA+ programme:
    • “Delivering on National Climate Ambition in Latin America and the Caribbean: Enhancing the Coherence of NDCs and National and Subnational Transport Plans” in which Uruguay shared the country’s experience integrating sustainable urban mobility into national planning, including by developing a National Urban Mobility Plan (NUMP) that supports implementation of the transport aspects of Uruguay’s NDC, which is in the process of being updated. The Dominican Republic shared their experiences taking national and local action to decarbonise transport to help achieve the goals set out in the country’s updated NDC.
    • “Popular Transport’s Role in the Race to Zero: Case Studies from Latin America and the Caribbean” in which Guatemala shared their experience integrating electric three wheelers into their public transport system in San Juan Comalapa, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic shared their experience including popular transport in the City’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan.
  • Performed an analysis of the coherence between the climate commitments acquired by seven countries of Latin America and the Caribbean in their NDCs or LTS and the implementation through national and local transport plans/policies, with the goal of identifying whether climate commitments are effectively being reflected in the daily actions of national and subnational governments.
  • Developed an infographic and video sharing insights and key findings on regional trends in the inclusion of transport in second generation NDCs and LTS in LAC
  • Supported the organization and delivery of the event, “Learning Together – Learning the role of transport on the NDCs” during the Latin America and the Caribbean day of the 2022 Transport and Climate Change Week (TCCW), including a presentation by Liza Castillo, Senior Advisor, SLOCAT on transport content in second generation NDCs at both the global level and in LAC.
  • Performed a regional analysis on NDCs and LTS, using the SLOCAT – GIZ Tracker of Climate Strategies for Transport; and developed a video sharing key messages.

2021

  • Facilitated the engagement ofLAC regional actors at COP26, including through:
  • Contributed to the 2021 Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW) transport and mobility programme organised by UNEP in partnership with EUROCLIMA+ and the regional urban mobility community of practice to highlight best practices in local and national governance, active mobility and urban freight.
  • Shared insights on regional trends at a number of events, including:
    • “Transición energética para la movilidad sostenible: casos exitosos, retos y oportunidades en Guatemala” organised by the Energy Commission of the National Council of Science and Technology of Guatemala with the support of the LEDS-LAC Transport Working Group.
    • “Intercambio técnico – Movilidad eléctrica para todos: estrategias de electrificación de modos de transporte urbano en América Latina” organised by GIZ’s Moving Chile.
    • Online course “Transformando la Movilidad Urbana: Introducción a la Planeación del Transporte para Ciudades Sostenibles” organised by the University College London, the Transforming Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI), and EUROCLIMA+, and facilitated by Asociación Sustentar.
    • Diálogos regionales entre pares – América Latina Transporte en Estrategias de Largo Plazo organised by EUROCLIMA+/GIZ with regional partners.
  • Delivered a presentation on transport and renewables integration at a meeting of the ArticuLAC Community of Practice , with support of the LEDS-LAC Transport Working Group and participated in its monthly coordination meetings.
  • Disseminated the experiences of two Costa Rican municipalities in developing a cycling network with support of EUROCLIMA+ through the Morning Commute Blog Green Transport I Costa Rican Municipalities cycling towards a green mobility transformation – The Case of Montes de Oca and Curridabat .

2020

Este informe analiza el alineamiento entre los compromisos climáticos adquiridos por los países de América Latina y el Caribe en sus NDC o LTS y la implementación mediante herramientas de planificación de transporte a niveles nacional y subnacional. Es importante conocer la coherencia entre las distintas estrategias marco y herramientas para así poder identificar si efectivamente se están reflejando dichos compromisos climáticos en las acciones cotidianas de los gobiernos nacionales y subnacionales.

El siguiente video presenta algunos mensajes clave del análisis realizado. Más abajo se encuentran los enlaces a los países que fueron considerados en este análisis usando el Tracker de Estrategias Climáticas para Transporte. En esta, podrán consultar en mayor detalle los contenidos relacionados a sus NDCs y LTS.