International cooperation

Think globally, act locally: In terms of global climate change, it is ultimately irrelevant where greenhouse gas emissions are generated. In terms of climate protection, it is therefore important to look beyond the borders of Germany and Europe. In addition, air pollution caused by traffic emissions is particularly high in a large number of megacities in emerging countries. ifeu’s expertise in the area of emissions modelling, analysis of alternative powertrains, and the development of measures and strategies designed to reduce emissions, can provide valuable support with local solutions. ifeu is therefore involved in a large number of collaborative international projects.

Most of ifeu’s collaborative international projects in the transport sector are commissioned by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ). The cooperation is focussed on ecological audits and emissions modelling, and on measures and strategies designed to reduce traffic.

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SMART – Electric Mobility in Rwanda

In Rwanda, the environmental problems of transport are to be counteracted by expanding electric mobility. A feasibility study has now been carried out as part of a project on “Sustainable Mobility and Rapid Transport” (SMART).

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - MAY 30, 2017: A transjakarta bus uses its separtef traffic lane on Sudirman avenue to beat the heavy traffic in Jakarta business district in Indonesia capital city.

Bus Rapid Transit Systems (BRT) in Indonesia

Megacities – mega congestion. How can the growing population in Indonesia’s big cities remain mobile? What environmentally friendly alternatives to cars and mopeds are there? Experts from ifeu investigated in three cities how much greenhouse gas could be saved with the planned Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems.


NUMP for Tunisia

This project in Tunisia supported the realisation of a national bottom-up-inventory of GHG emissions of the transport sector, followed by the elaboration of a sustainable transport strategy based on a bundle of measures discussed with local authorities and partners. ifeu analysed the GHG reduction potential and co-benefits of such a strategy and developed a monitoring approach to measure and verify mitigation effects. The MRV principles (Moni-toring, Reporting and Verification) as defined by the United Nation Climate Action sustained the entire project, which supports the development of a NUMP (National Urban Mobility Plan).

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Energy efficiency and sustainable transport in Cyprus

The “energy efficiency and sustainable transport “ in Cyprus analyses the potential of using alternative fuels, e.g. biofuels, natural gas or electro-mobility, for the road and maritime sectors to increase the share of renewable energy sources and reduce transport GHG emissions by 2020 and up to 2050.


Emissions inventory for traffic in Vietnam

Transport is becoming increasingly important in Vietnam – and with it the need for a climate protection strategy. An emission model for road, rail, air and sea traffic was developed as a basis.


Udo Lambrecht

Dipl. Physiker (graduate in physics)
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