Decarbonising Transport in Latin American Cities
The Decarbonising Transport in Latin American Cities (DTLA) project aims to help policy makers in three Latin American cities (Bogotá, Buenos Aires and Mexico City) to achieve their CO2 reduction ambitions for the transport sector. In collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the ITF will provide local policy makers with better quantitative evidence on the actual impact of CO2 mitigation measures. To this end, the ITF will develop strategic transport models for each of the three cities. They will allow decision makers in the cities to test and select the most effective policy pathways for achieving their transport CO2 reduction goals to 2050.
The project also encompasses systematic and inclusive policy dialogue. Latin American transport stakeholders will discuss the modelling results regarding the effectiveness of mitigation measures. This dialogue aims to encourage the implementation of collectively-developed mitigation pathways and will bring together Latin American governments, private sector, sectorial organisations, multilateral development banks and research institutions.
Launch of the DTLA project and First Expert Workshop held on 11-12 April 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The ITF and IDB kicked-off the project and held a first expert workshop bringing together local and national authorities from Bogotá, Buenos Aires and Mexico City, as well as 20 experts from international organisations and NGOs (photo). The aim of this workshop was to introduce the project and its expected outputs, understand the most important transport policy challenges facing the three cities, and explore the availability of data that will help ITF build strategic transport tools for each of the three cities. Representatives from the three cities shared their current policies and action plans for CO2 mitigation in urban transport. They also outlined inter-organisation efforts to implement national climate change action plans. Experts from international organisations including the World Bank, ITDP and Centro Mario Molina presented their views and showcased experiences from other Latin American cities.
The DTLA project is part of ITF's Decarbonising Transport initiative.
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