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UNITAR in colaboración con Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) : Movilidad Urbana Sostenible en Países en Desarrollo

2017-05-08 - 2017-07-31
DETALLES DEL CURSO El crecimiento rápido, no planificado y descoordinado de las ciudades ha puesto seriamente en peligro los sistemas de transporte existentes y ha incrementado significativamente el desafío de crear futuros sistemas de transporte, especialmente en los países en desarrollo. Es en los países en desarrollo, principalmente en las áreas urbanas, donde el mayor crecimiento del parque automotor se ha visto en los últimos años y se espera para los años venideros. Los impactos ambientales y sociales de estas tendencias son significativos. Estos impactos incluyen congestión, consumo energético, contaminación del aire, carencias de seguridad y accidentes de tráfico. OBJETIVO DEL CURSO El curso apunta a mejorar la capacidad de los tomadores de decisiones locales y planeadores del transporte para formular e implementar políticas apropiadas que contribuyan a la sostenibilidad del transporte urbano en las ciudades de los países en desarrollo. El curso provee el espacio para analizar los asuntos más importantes del transporte sostenible, incluyendo la gestión de la demanda de transporte, el mejoramiento del transporte público y no motorizado, la protección ambiental, la seguridad vial y otras cuestiones de género en el transporte. [read more]

UNITAR in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) : Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries

2017-05-08 - 2017-07-31
ABOUT THE COURSE The rapid and often unplanned and uncoordinated growth of cities has seriously compromised existing transportation systems and significantly increased the challenge of creating new transportation systems, especially in developing countries. It is indeed in developing countries that the greatest growth in motor vehicles has been seen in the past few years and is expected in the future, primarily in urban areas. The environmental and social impacts are significant and directly related to quality of life and urban productivity. These impacts include congestion, energy consumption, air pollution, and traffic crashes. Thus, urban transportation issues are of foremost importance to support the mobility requirements in these growing cities and require new approaches. COURSE OBJECTIVE The course aims to enhance the capacity of local decision makers and urban and transportation planners to formulate and implement appropriate policies that contribute to sustainability in urban transport in developing countries. It allows an analysis of the important issues of sustainable transport including transport demand management, improved public and non-motorized transport, environmental protection, road safety, and gender in transport. In order to achieve sustainability, it also provides some means such as economic and financial instruments, institutional improvements, capacity building, regulation of markets and environmental standards. [read more]

Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) : National decarbonisation strategies in the transport sector: the example of Germany

2017-05-08 11:00 - 12:00 (UTC)
With the historical climate agreement in Paris the international community set itself an ambitious target for climate protection. To reduce global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial level, decarbonisation is the key issue that will define the debate over the future of the world’s energy and transport systems. Germany has the responsibility – like all other countries – to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions. Many countries have already set ambitious targets and identified action areas for emission reductions in the transport sector within their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Germany is a pioneer in the adoption of sustainable mobility, smart mobility and e-mobility concepts. At the same time, coined by its automobile industry, it is facing the challenge of structural transformation. To achieve the greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2030, 2040 and 2050, the transport related oil consumption needs to be drastically reduced. But transformation of the transport sector requires not only the substitution of fossil fuels by renewables. It also requires rethinking and optimising the entire mobility system in a holistic manner - by avoiding unnecessary traffic, shifting to environmentally friendly modes of transport and improving the efficiency of the transport system. The transformation of our transport system is a complex challenge. It can only be achieved if the key players in the fields of politics, economics, science and civil society are working together. In partnership with these key players, Agora Verkehrswende lays the foundation for a comprehensive climate protection strategy for the German transport sector and supports its successful implementation. [read more]

TU Delft & Wageningen University : Sustainable Urban Development

2017-03-31 23:00 - 23:00 (UTC)
The challenges cities face today require a holistic, systemic and transdisciplinary approach that spans different fields of expertise and disciplines such as urban planning, urban design, urban engineering, systems analysis, policy making, social sciences and entrepreneurship. This self-paced edX-course (MOOC) is all about this integration of different fields of knowledge within the metropolitan context. [read more]

GIZ (TUEWAS and SNGA) : Implementing the International Agendas in and with Cities

2017-03-24 08:30 - 10:00 (UTC)
We would like to kindly invite you to the first webinar of the TUrbOCliC Webinar Series 2017. As a cross-sectoral group, we are working on the topics of inclusive cities, urban governance & building resilience, low carbon development and capacity development methodologies, among others. The webinar series aims at exchanging experiences and good practices among our members as well as other interested colleagues. This webinar will be about Implementing the International Agendas in and with cities. [read more]

GIZ : NAMA E-Learning

2017-03-02 23:00 - 23:00 (UTC)
The GIZ Academy and the Globe program “IKI Support Project for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPA)” offer a tutored NAMA e-learning. [read more]

Eurotransport : How to design a perfect intermodal travel experience

2017-04-12 14:00 - 15:00 (UTC)
Today, more and more onus is on governments to provide seamless inter-modal travel for their citizens. With increased transport options comes greater need for instant data exchange between transportation authorities providing the would be passenger with the right information at the right place in the right time. This webinar will discuss the key challenges in providing a seamless intermodal travel scenario and provide answers how to address these challenges. [read more]

BYPAD : BYPAD Beginner's training

Schönaugasse 8a, 8010

2017-07-03 11:00 - 12:00 (UTC)
The aim of this 3 day training is to get to know the BYPAD methodology and tools to support towns, cities and regions increasing their cycling policy. After the training you will be a BYPAD auditor able to conduct BYPAD audits in towns, cities or regions. [read more]


2017-04-03 - 2017-05-31

CODATU : Paratransit in the World: Between informality and institutionalization

Université Aix-Marseille, Saint-Charles Campus (3 Place Victor Hugo)

2017-03-02 07:00 - 18:00 (UTC)