Between May 15th and May 17th the project working group on the CCICED Special Policy Study on Promoting Urban Green Travel (formerly called Promoting Urban Green Commuting) convened their 4th working meeting. GIZ China Sustainable Transport Programme was invited by the China Urban Transport Research Center and lead agency of the Special Policy Study, to give a guest talk on finance for sustainable urban transport in Germany.
For download: The full presentation on “Turning the Trend – How Germany Succeeded in Financing Comprehensive Urban Transport Systems” by Daniel Bongardt, GIZ Project Director, can be downloaded here.
Chinese and international experts discussed the current status and trends in Beijing’s transport system and discussed leverage points for further promoting sustainable urban transport in China, based on international experiences. The participants discussed openly on various options to make China’s public transport financing sustainable. In addition to local level TDM policies that can generate funding such as Stockholm’s congestion charge a focus of the discussion was on national level support for cities and – at the same time – guidance on how to develop high quality transport systems. GIZ’s work on “Financing Urban Transport in China” is contributing to this discussion.
Jointly organized by the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development and EU-China Policy Dialogues Support Facility II, the working meeting offered diverse approaches and perspectives on Promoting Urban Green Travel. The overall objective of the project is to develop a safe, green, efficient, and convenient multi-modal urban transportation system in China by encouraging public participation in shifting towards cleaner transport modes and avoiding unnecessary trips or travel by private motor vehicles.
The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) is a non-for-profit international advisory body composed of high level Chinese and international figures and well-known experts in the field of environment and development. Some of the main tasks of CCICED are policy recommendations to the Chinese government as well as exchanging and disseminating international experience in the field of environment and development.