Transfer towards climate-friendly transport technologies and measures

International Liaison

Date :30 May 2012

Time :10:00 - 12:00

A roundtable discussion hosted by Bridgette Prince (HSRC), with speakers Dr Reinhard Loske and Jonas Bleckmann (TRANSfer - Towards Climate-Friendly Transport) was held at the HSRC on 30 May 2012.

The TRANSfer project: “Transfer towards climate-friendly transport technologies and measures”. In close cooperation with a number of South African institutions, the TRANSfer project aims to support the Government of South Africa in its endeavour to identify nationally appropriate policy options for climate action in the transport sector that could be integrated in the international climate negotiations (UNFCCC) as Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). The concept of NAMAs provides new opportunities for technical and financial support as well as international recognition of domestic efforts of mitigation actions. The broad spectrum of policy options available ranges from improving fuel efficiency of vehicle fleets to supporting public transport systems and shifting from motorized to non-motorized modes of transport. Besides their emission mitigation effect, these measures often provide some positive co-benefits on society, environment and economy. Download the presentations below:

The aim of Reinhard Loske’s mission on behalf of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is to continue the effective cooperation between South Africa and Germany towards climate change mitigation efforts in the transport sector. It is supposed to lead to a first identification of possible mitigation actions and potential needs in terms of training or studies.

This is just some basic information on the project and its aim that could serve as a basis for your discussion. Please feel free to present your ideas and share them with us.

Kindly RSVP by 25 May 2012

Cape Town : HSRC, 12th Floor, Plein Park Building (Opposite Revenue Office), Plein Street, Cape Town. Contact Vuyokazi Ngxubaza, Tel (021) 4668004, Fax (021) 461 0299, or VNgxubaza@hsrc.ac.za, Cell: 082 0508453

Durban :  First floor HSRC board room, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor, Contact Ridhwaan Khan, Tel (031) 242 5400, cell: 083 788 2786 or RKhan@hsrc.ac.za

Pretoria : HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Arlene Grossberg, Tel: (012) 302 2811, e-mail: acgrossberg@hsrc.ac.za 

www.transferproject.org