Insights from China: How can we decarbonise the transport sector?

During the global online conference Transport and Climate Change Week 2022, the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT) project was pleased to invite Mr Xu Honglei, vice president at the Transport Planning and Research Institute (TPRI) of the Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China, to share insights on the key challenges and ongoing efforts in decarbonising China’s transport sector, and the steps needed to stimulate its green development.

From ‘Mobility-on-demand’ to ‘Mobility-as-a Service’: Promoting China’s Transition Towards Sustainable Transport Integration

The MaaS study first analyzes the definition and global practices of MaaS. Then it depicts the current landscape, stakeholders, and barriers for China’s MoD services. With field investigations in Beijing, the Guangdong-Hongkong-Macau Greater Bay Area, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Foshan, local trails of MaaS cases in China were made. Based on the assessment of key components towards MaaS, the study provided policy recommendations for the further integration of MoD and the development of a Chinese MaaS ecosystem to the MoT.

Comparative Study on Urban Logistics and Last Mile Delivery Processes in Germany and China

This study by the Bergische Universität Wuppertal (BUW) focusses on the comparison of the last mile delivery organisation and urban logistics in Berlin, Germany and Suzhou, China. It builds on two previous studies about the courier, express and parcels (CEP) markets in Germany and China. Furthermore, the study takes a look at Berlin’s and Suzhou’s city profiles in terms of economy, transport, and parcel delivery network. By comparing the cities’ structures and their approach to last mile deliveries, greenhouse gas emissions saving potentials for Berlin will be analysed and discussed.

Strategy Workshop for the SUMP Foshan: Finding a path for Foshan’s green mobility transition

As a milestone of the Foshan SUMP pilot implementation, the online workshop was held by CSTC and GIZ with participation of CATS and the Foshan Transport Bureau as well as other local stakeholders and experts. The workshop was aimed at finalising the core elements of the strategy for the SUMP: scenario selection, vision, and objectives. During the workshop, the participants discussed 3 future scenarios (by 2035): 1. Rail-dominated development; 2. Balanced bus & rail development; 3. Multi-modal development. Selecting the 3rd scenario further informed the discussion of the vision and objectives of the SUMP. Finally, 37 city-level measures corresponding with the SUMP vision (incl. integrated transport planning, stronger motor vehicle management, and creating a vibrant active mobility environment), were introduced to gather initial stakeholder feedback.

EU – Transport and Mobility Update [January & February 2022]

The EU Transport and Mobility Update is a format that aims to provide news on the latest policies, events and trends in the European transport and mobility sector. Compiled by GIZ, it provides insights in technology, sustainability and innovation by highlighting recent articles. Ultimately, this format is meant to foster exchange and dialogue on advancements as well as best practices in the European transport and mobility sector.

E-Bus Development in China: From Fleet Electrification to Refined Management

The “Study on Technical System of the Life Cycle of Battery Electric Buses” follows the life cycle stations of battery electric buses, from its procurement, charging, operation, maintenance, to the decommissioning of batteries. It provides a technical guide for stakeholders in each of the procedures to achieve safety, efficiency, and sustainability. As part of the study, eight case cities covering various geographic area and social-economic level were identified: Zhengzhou, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Jinan, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Yinchuan, and Xi’an. Through surveys and interviews, the study collected first-hand data on the challenges, solutions, and best practices in these cities. Based on literature review, comparative analyses, field study, and expert consultations, the study then provides recommendations for all relevant stakeholders.

How will the new German government approach transport?

On December 8, 2021, a new German federal government was inaugurated. The new coalition of three parties consists of the Social Democrats, the Liberals and the Greens. The partners have developed a 177-page coalition agreement to define a programme for government work until 2025, which is focusing on the green and zero carbon transformation of the German economy.

Updates in the EU Transport and Mobility Sector [December 2021]

The EU Transport and Mobility Update is a format that aims to provide news on the latest policies, events and trends in the European transport and mobility sector. Compiled by GIZ, it provides insights in technology, sustainability and innovation by highlighting recent articles. Ultimately, this format is meant to foster exchange and dialogue on advancements as well as best practices in the European transport and mobility sector.

INTERIM WORKSHOP – MULTIMODAL FREIGHT TRANSPORT HUB (MFTH) MANAGEMENT IN CHINA

On 7th December, 2021, as a key milestone of the project “Establish and Implement an Evaluation System for Multimodal Freight Transport Hub (MFTH) Management in China” (hereafter the “Project”), the Interim Workshop was jointly held by the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT) project of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Transport Planning and Research Institute (TPRI) of the Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China (MoT).