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Not only in China but in all developing countries, the transport sectors share of greenhouse gas emission is growing rapidly. Therefore, this year’s Transport Day, a side event to COP 19 in Warsaw, Poland on 17th November 2013, aims to bring together the expert communities from both, the climate and the transport sector. With a promotion of an integration of transport in climate change policy making, the sector can be placed more prominent in the international debate. The event is organised by the Bridging the Gap Initiative (BtG) and the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT). Daniel Bongardt of GIZ China is in charge of coordinating the stream of break-out sessions on Ensuring effective transport – Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). Before Transport Day, GIZ TRANSfer project will host an expert workshop Towards Roadmaps for MRV of Transport NAMAs on 15th November 2013. The workshop will be the kick-off…

Between May 15th and May 17th the project working group on the CCICED Special Policy Study on Promoting Urban Green Travel (formerly called Promoting Urban Green Commuting) convened their 4th working meeting. GIZ China Sustainable Transport Programme was invited by the China Urban Transport Research Center and lead agency of the Special Policy Study, to give a guest talk on finance for sustainable urban transport in Germany. For download: The full presentation on “Turning the Trend – How Germany Succeeded in Financing Comprehensive Urban Transport Systems” by Daniel Bongardt, GIZ Project Director, can be downloaded here. Chinese and international experts discussed the current status and trends in Beijing’s transport system and discussed leverage points for further promoting sustainable urban transport in China, based on international experiences. The participants discussed openly on various options to make China’s public transport financing sustainable. In addition to local level TDM policies that can generate…

The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) and the European Union started their study on “Promoting Urban Green Commuting” on March 7, 2013. The key objectives of the report are to conduct a policy study and provide policy recommendations to the Government of China. To encourage green consumption in the urban transport sector is the essence of the PDSF II study. The study will run till the 3rd of November 2012. Structured in four components, the study includes: Green Commuting Index Economic and Fiscal Instruments Regulatory and management Social Equity The Deadline for the Project Report final and the “Policy Recommendations of Promoting Urban Green Commuting” is on December 15,2013. The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) and the European Union working together within the EU-China Policy Dialogues Support Facility  II. It is the second phase of this Chinese-European project, which mainly focuses…