TRANSfer III – Facilitating the development of ambitious transport mitigation measures

Project description

Project or programme title: TRANSfer III – Facilitating the development of ambitious transport mitigation measures
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
Country: Global; inter alia Indonesia, Peru, the Philippines, Thailand
Overall term: 2018 to 2020


In 40 per cent of all countries worldwide, transport is the sector with the highest energy consumption. At the same time, one quarter of global energy-related CO2 emissions are caused by transport.

To limit global warming to less than two degrees Celsius, extensive transformation and decarbonisation are required in the transport sector.


Developing countries and emerging economies are stepping up their efforts to achieve climate-friendly transport and are implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).


TRANSfer III is paving the way for measures to reduce greenhouse gases from transport. The project’s work is focused on three levels:

Support for the MobiliseYourCity Partnership: The aim of this multi-stakeholder partnership, which is currently being co-financed by France, Germany and the European Commission, is to get 100 cities and 20 national governments to commit to ambitious climate change mitigation goals for urban transport and to implement appropriate measures. This project links local initiatives with international policy programmes (e.g. UNFCCC, Habitat, 2030 Agenda). The MobiliseYourCity Partnership provides a platform for international exchange, a coordinated methodological framework and enables donors to pool their financial resources and increase their impact.

Preparation of mitigation measures: The project is supporting five countries (including Peru, the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia) in developing measures to reduce greenhouse gases from transport. Specifically, the project is developing and implementing standardised toolkits for selected mitigation measures. This allows for quicker and qualitatively better preparation of measures and makes it easier for measures to secure financing. In this way, the project aims to reduce global CO2 emissions by a total of 60 million tonnes over a period of ten years.

Knowledge products, training, dialogue: The TRANSfer III project shares its experience and develops knowledge products. It also organises events and training courses and fosters the exchange of experience and dialogue at events such as the annual Transport and Climate Change Week in Berlin.