El cambio climático a comienzos del siglo 21.

El Cambio Climático a Comienzo del Siglo 21: Una producción de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (México) para contribuir al entendimiento de las causas del cambio climático y sus efectos, así como las acciones para la mitigación y adaptación a este fenómeno.

GIZ SUTP Newsletter. Issue 04/11 - July - August, 2011.


In this Edition:

  • New GIZ project on Transport Demand Management and Climate Change kicked-off in Beijing
  • GIZ-SUTP at the Sub-Regional EST Training Workshop cum Policy Dialogue in Ahmedabad
  • GIZ at the CSE's International Conference on Parking Reforms
  • GIZ-SUTP and IUT conducted a 5-Day training course on Public Transport in Goa from 11-15 July
  • Bike Night 2011, Frankfurt
  • Vice-Minister Transport from Indonesia visited Germany
  • Urban Mobility in Ukrainian cities now on Facebook and Twitter
  • Interview with first Ukrainian cycling advisor
  • 2011 Conference on Urban Development and Planning, Yangzhou/China
  • GIZ at the “Cities for Mobility” World Congress, Stuttgart
Improving the Practice of Transport Project Appraisal. New Publication Highlights International Best Practice

Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is indispensable for making good decisions on what transport projects to fund. It essentially aims to figure out which projects offer the best value for money. However, the practical relevance of CBA does not always live up to its appeal in principle.

One problem is that there is sometimes disagreement over what to include in CBA, both on the cost side and the benefits side of the analysis. As a result, value for money is not always fully transparent. Another issue is summarising results in a way that speaks directly to the most pressing political concerns – currently jobs and economic recovery.

This concise report examines the extent to which these shortcomings can be addressed. It includes papers on the way CBA is used in three countries – France, Mexico and the United Kingdom – and how it is evolving in response to changing policy priorities.

The report is available now from the OECD bookshop as an E-book (PDF Format)or in Print (Paperback) with a free PDF.

Improving the Practice of Cost Benefit Analysis in Transport

Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is widely recognized to be helpful, even indispensible, for making good decisions on what transport projects to fund. It essentially aims to figure out which projects offer the best value for money, one of the core criteria for making decisions. However, the practical relevance of cost-benefit analysis does not always live up to its appeal in principle. One problem is that there is disagreement about what to include in both the costs and the benefits side of the analysis, so that value for money is not always a fully transparent concept. A second problem is that value for money is only a partial criterion for decision-making, leading to disagreement about the relative importance of the results from CBA compared to other inputs into the decision-making process.

Sustainable Urban Transport Project

0. Introductory module Sourcebook Overview, and Cross-cutting Issues of Urban Transport

1. Institutional and policy orientation

  • 1a. The Role of Transport in Urban Development Policy (Enrique Peñalosa)
  • 1b. Urban Transport Institutions (Richard Meakin)
  • 1c. Private Sector Participation in Transport Infrastructure Provision (Christopher Zegras,MIT)
  • 1d. Economic Instruments (Manfred Breithaupt, GTZ) 1e. Raising Public Awareness about Sustainable Urban Transport (Karl Fjellstrom, GTZ)
  • 1f. Financing Sustainable Urban Transport (Ko Sakamoto, TRL)
  • 1g. Urban freight in developing cities (Bernard O. Herzog)

2. Land use planning and demand management

  • 2a. Land Use Planning and Urban Transport (Rudolf Petersen, Wuppertal Institute)
  • 2b. Mobility Management (Todd Litman, VTPI)

3. Transit, walking and cycling

  • 3a. Mass Transit Options (Lloyd Wright, ITDP; Karl Fjellstrom, GTZ)
  • 3b. Bus Rapid Transit (Lloyd Wright, ITDP)
  • 3c. Bus Regulation & Planning (Richard Meakin)
  • 3d. Preserving and Expanding the Role of Nonmotorised Transport (Walter Hook, ITDP)
  • 3e: Car Free Development (Lloyd Wright)
  • Cycling-Inclusive Policy Development: A Handbook by various authors, GTZ and I-CE

4. Vehicles and fuels

  • 4a. Cleaner Fuels and Vehicle Technologies (Michael Walsh; Reinhard Kolke, Umweltbundesamt – UBA)
  • 4b. Inspection & Maintenance and Roadworthiness (Reinhard Kolke, UBA)
  • 4c. Two- and Three-Wheelers (Jitendra Shah, World Bank; N.V. Iyer, Bajaj Auto)
  • 4d. Natural Gas Vehicles (MVV InnoTec)
  • 4e. Intelligent Transport Systems (Phil Sayeg, TRA; Phil Charles, University of Queensland)
  • 4f. Eco-Driving (VTL; Manfred Breithaupt, Oliver Eberz, GTZ)

5. Environmental and health impacts

  • 5a. Air Quality Management (Dietrich Schwela, World Health Organisation)
  • 5b. Urban Road Safety (Jacqueline Lacroix, DVR; David Silcock, GRSP)
  • 5c. Noise and its Abatement (Civic Exchange Hong Kong; GTZ; UBA)
  • 5d. The CDM in the transport sector (Jürg M. Grütter, grütter consulting)
  • 5e Transport and Climate Change (Holger Dalkmann and Charlotte Brannigan)

6. Resources

  • 6a. Resources for Policy-makers (GTZ)

7. Social Issues in Transport

  • 7a. Gender and Urban Transport (Mika Kunieda, Aimée Gauthier)