10th IsDB-GIZ training in Beirut (17th-18th April 2019)
The IsDB and the GIZ jointly organize their 10th training on Sustainable Mobility in Beirut with a focus on Mitigation in Urban Transport
Why Mitigation in Urban Transport?
The transport sector contributes significantly to Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and thus climate change. Especially car-oriented urban planning results in extensive car usage and thus CO2 emissions, air pollution and traffic congestion. Building up a sustainable urban infrastructure will support the societal change from private vehicle dependency to publicand other environmental friendly modes of transport such as walking and cycling. In the long term sustainable urban infrastructure planning will be the key for mitigation. However, the financing and realization of projects are still a challenge for local authorities. Thus, knowledge and expertise of departments in charge for economic development and urban and transport planning are increasingly in demand.
What is this training about?
The The 10th IsDB-GIZ training on “Mitigation in the Transport Sector” taking place in Beirut, Lebanon (17th – 18th April 2019) introduces the concept of sustainable urban planning and design for public transport and non-motorized mobility. Participants will discuss on effects of different public and environmental modes of transport on GHG emissions. In interactive sessions and site visits participants will work out necessities and financial plans to make cities more sustainable. The training is organized by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) together with the GIZ sector project “Sustainable Mobility” on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and in context of the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI).
Who can participate?
The target group are decision makers and planners of municipal transport systems and representatives of departmens for economic development and foreign investments from member states of the Islamic Developmen Bank and partner countries of Germany’s development cooperation, ideally in charge of climate-proofing transport infrastructure.
For more information about the event please contact:
Transport Policy Advisor Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH