Sustainable Urban Mobility – Air Quality, Climate Action, Accessibility

Sustainable Urban Mobility – Air Quality, Climate Action, Accessibility



  • National, state and municipal institutions promote climate- and environmentally friendly, low-emission and socially balanced urban mobility systems.


The Government of India is seeking to reduce CO2 emissions while also achieving sustainable urban development pathways. To this end, it is adopting several policy programmes to drive forward a sustainable urban mobility transition with cross-sectoral relevance.

While integrated urban mobility planning holds the potential to make an impact beyond the sector itself, certain pre-requisites are indispensable to reap the full benefits. Even before local authorities can start the participatory process of mobility planning together with all relevant stakeholders (incl. local governments, public transport authorities, civil society groups & community), an evidence-base needs to be established to understand the interrelated challenges of CO2 emissions, air quality control and accessibility for urban populations. The full potential of synergies between these three aspects can only be fully realized, if relevant data bases are developed, cross-sectoral coordination mechanisms are functional and individual capacities strengthened.

GIZ and Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) are jointly implementing the SUM-ACA project to advance the sustainable mobility transition in Indian cities. Adopting a multi-level approach, the project cooperates with partner institutions at national, state and local level to enhance capacities while implementing concrete activities which directly benefit the urban population as target group in several Indian cities and states.

  • Support to the Indo-German Green Urban Mobility Partnership (GUMP)
  • Participatory development of evidence-based integrated urban mobility plans
  • Strengthening capacities of institutions and individuals

Field of intervention

  • Integrated Mobility Planning
  • GHG reduction
  • Air Pollution Control
  • Data management
  • Non-motorized transport
  • Capacity Development
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Tactical Urbanism

Targeted beneficiaries

  • Indian citizens
  • decision makers
  • mobility and urban planners



July 2022 - June 2025

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