Launch of the export initiative for environmental technology
Take the chance to implement your ideas in
Today, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety launched the call for the export initiative for environmental technology “Exportinitiative Umwelttechnologien”. The call has a volume of five million euros in total.
You can apply when your organisation is based in Germany and works on environmental issues abroad. The initiative aims to fund inter alia projects that work on
- circular economy,
- or sustainable and eco-friendly regional infrastructure.
The initiative plans to support specifically urbanisation partnerships and international smart city projects. Further, it aims to support the application of environmental protections standards worldwide. We would highly appreciate you participating in the call. However, it’s advisable to apply together. We would suggest that you get in touch with us to coordinate your application. We’re happy to support your ideas.
Please find more information (in German)
Roundtable Tackling urbanization challenges – Sharing as a necessity in the future metropolis
Progressive urbanization and limited space in cities call for new solutions in mobility worldwide. Sharing schemes can be a key to turn cities into more livable spaces. Future trends in sustainable transportation have to be oriented along the 3Ds: Decarbonization, Deprivatization and Demotorization.
The role of collaborative mobility in future cities was discussed at a roundtable on 17 February 2016 at the Impact Hub in Berlin. Four keynote speakers gave an insight on current developments and experiences gained by implementing sharing schemes.
A Comprehensive Approach for Road Safety – The Example of Germany
The infographic illustrating the comprehensive approach that Germany has taken as a response to sharply rising fatality rates since the 1950s is now available in Arabic language.
About 3,400 people die every day in road traffic accidents around the world and a further 50 million people are injured. Emerging economies and developing countries are particularly affected, with more than 90 percent of traffic-related deaths occurring. If current trends continue, road accidents will overtake HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis to become the world’s third most significant health hazard by 2030. Read more
Disruptive Mobility – Transformational change through innovative solutions
16 March 2016, Scale 11, CeBIT
Do you agree that comprehensive data-sets will disrupt traditional transport planning approaches and mobility behavior? Will innovative mobility solutions change our mobility behavior? Will they change the modes of transport we use, the efficiency of transport operations, and our perspective on mobility itself?
Foto: Bridget Coila Creative Commons Attribution Shar-Alike 2.0 License
Elaborate challenges and opportunities and how applicable these concepts are in the context of developing countries and emerging economies!
At CeBIT we would like to discuss with you comprehensive data-sets disrupt traditional transport planning approaches and mobility behavior changes. Pitch your ideas, meet other stakeholders from around the globe and develop new ideas during the disrupt mobility – day at CeBIT. Please see the Programme here and register. Unfortunately we’ve only a limited number of tickets available – first come, first serve.
Roundtable: Tackling urbanization challenges
Sharing as a necessity in the future metropolis | 17 Feb 2016, 10-12:30h | Berlin
We warmly invite you to join us for a roundtable discussion about Tackling urbanization challenges – Sharing as a necessity in the future metropolis. The event will happen 17 February 2016, 10-12:30h, at Impact Hub Berlin (Friedrichstraße 246, Berlin-Mitte).
We look forward to an interesting discussion with you and the speakers Katherine Kortum (TRB, USA), Alexander Jung (GIZ, China) and Sebastian Schlebusch (nextbike). The discussion will be facilitated by Bodo Schwieger (team red).
Please find a detailed agenda here. We would greatly appreciate your coming! Please indicate your participation as soon as possible sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transforming Transformation 2016
More than 850 people joined in to discuss how 2015’s global commitments on road safety, development and climate can be turned into action on the ground for sustainable urban transport. As we learned, 2016 will be critical.
While TTDC16 may be over, the conversation hasn’t ended. We invite you to access and widely share the following resources with the hashtag #TTDC16 for continuing the discussion on social Networks:
The presentations of Transforming Transportation 2016 are available here.
For watching the fotos and videos, please click on fotos / Videos
Apply for 2016 ITF Awards
Transport Operators, Manufacturers, Researchers: Apply for 2016 ITF Awards!
Winners to be honoured at global Summit of transport ministers in May / Application deadline 10 February
The ITF Awards honour exceptional achievements in transport-related areas. Winners will be presented with the Award in the presence of transport ministers from around the world at their Annual Summit on 18-20 May in Leipzig, Germany.Read more
Climate Action Award for Local Government 2012-2014
The winning projects of the climate action award for local government from 2012-2014 represent a wide variety of measures available for effective climate action – from climate action in local government properties through cooperation strategies with other relevant stakeholders to public participation initiatives. Other municipalities and regions are urged to learn from and emulate these climate activities and come up with their own ideas. The successfully completed projects presented in this booklet prove that climate action is worthwhile: Click here for the full booklet
Sustainable Transport Award 2016
Yichang, the second largest city in China’s Hubei Province, has been honored by this year’s Sustainable Transport Award. Yichang won the award ahead of finalists Moscow (Russia) and Rosario (Argentina). The Sustainable Transport Award (STA) is given annually to a city that has implemented innovative and sustainable transport projects.
Opening Event Arbeitsgemeinschaft Nahmobilität Hessen (AGNH)
GPSM will be present at this year’s opening ceremony of the AGNH with a stall and will be representing its friends and the Network. In its new mobility policy, Hesse promotes specifically local mobility, especially walking and cycling as non-motorized modes. The new working Group on Local Mobility (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Nahmobilität, AGNH) aims to improve linkages of transport modes, as for example bus- and (local) train stations with cycling and walking. Next to other measures, easier interchange and accessibility could be convincing for many to use public transportation instead of their own car for daily commuting. Tarek Al-Wazir, minister for economic affairs, transport and energy of Hesse and Maria Vassilakou, Vienna’s vice mayor, will share interesting insights and host fruitful discussions about mobile urban society at the opening event.
There, we look forward to the active exchange of experiences and cooperation with you.