Discussion Paper


Over the last decade, China has experienced explosive urban development, rapid motorisation and a fast growing demand for urban mass transport systems. To further develop new and to maintain existing systems, permanent and reliable sources of funding for both construction and operation are crucial. A new GIZ paper discusses regulatory, financial and institutional challenges and possible ways forward for financing sustainable urban transport systems in China. Authors of the paper identified the following eight strategies for overcoming the funding gap and channeling more of the existing resources into sustainable developments: Institutional reform: Unifying all responsibilities for SUT Establishing a Chinese national or provincial sustainable low-carbon urban transport fund Strengthening local debt management Creating new forms of revenues for SUT policies at the local level Promoting public-private-partnerships Integrating policy guidance under a single comprehensive framework for SUT Developing urban mobility plans linked to urban development plans Setting up capacity building programmes…