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Initial Projects

This partnership builds on a range of projects that enable the activities. For the initial phase the following projects support the development of the collaboration framework with thematic and regional hubs and support the development of the first knowledge products, learning material, courses (in-person, blended and online) living lab and innovation support and theses linked to these.


Urban Pathways

The Urban Pathways ( has the objective to make an active contribution to delivering on the Paris Agreement at the city level in the context of the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Its aim is to make a direct contribution to sustainable urban development by focusing on implementation projects in the areas of mobility, energy, and resource management. The project is funded be the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and is implemented by UN-Habitat, the Wuppertal Institute and UN Environment. Urban Pathways started in four pilot countries (India, Brazil, Kenya and Vietnam) to develop a Living Lab framework, which is then intended to be replicated across the partner regions. Urban Pathways is active in 10 pilot cities and replicating activities in more than 15 cities.


SOLUTIONSplus is an international flagship project to support the global transition to sustainable mobility. In the context of the EU-funded SOLUTIONSplus project 45 partners and over 100 associated partners work together on transformative change towards sustainable urban mobility through innovative and integrated electric mobility solutions. The team of local authorities, knowledge and finance partners, industry, networks and international organizations will help boosting the availability of public and shared electric vehicles, foster the efficiency of operations and support the integration of different types of e-mobility in urban areas that meet the needs users and local conditions in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.



Accelerating Access to Low Carbon Urban Mobility Solutions through Digitalization (ACCESS) is a joint programme of ten organisations engaged in six countries in Latin America. The programme is transformative, aimed at immediate impact through promoting a comprehensive approach on digitalization of transport in urban areas. A coordinated and coherent strategy shall be established at regional, national, and city levels with civil society, public and private partners. Policies and actions enabling deployment and market uptake of innovation and technology investments in the transport sector will be implemented, thus contributing to low carbon mobility and improved air quality.

Decarbonising Transport

The International Transport Forum, in collaboration with the Wuppertal Institute (WI) and supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), is carrying out the Decarbonising Transport in Emerging Economies (DTEE) project. In the context of the ITF’s wider Decarbonising Transport (DT) initiative, the DTEE project will help governments of emerging countries to establish pathways to reducing transport CO2 emissions and meet CO2 reduction pledges under the Paris Agreement. The DTEE project will help emerging economies achieve their NDC (Nationally Determined Contribution) commitments by establishing pathways to reduce transport CO2 emissions. Capacity building activities, e.g. training and stakeholder workshops, will ensure that partner institutions can work increasingly independently when revising NDC commitments in the five-year review cycle.

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SESA will facilitate a structured co-development process, which starts with the co-development of energy access innovations that have a high potential for take-up and are tested, validated and later replicated. The co-developed demonstration actions will be initially tested in the Kenya living lab and based on the initial learnings, various aspects of the tested innovations will be validated in living labs in different socio-economic operating environments (Ghana, South Africa, Malawi and Morocco). The learning from the validation living labs will strengthen the applicability and replicability of the technologies as well as the basic business concepts, which will be shared in the SESA toolbox and incubator programme.

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