At two Habitat III side events, partners of the EU-funded SOLUTIONS project, including ICLEI Europe, presented the EU-funded SOLUTIONS project, presented the potential of city twinning for transferring and implementing urban sustainable mobility solutions.
At the Transport and Mobility Special Session, organised by UN-Habitat and attended by around 200 participants, Ruud Schuthof, Deputy Regional Director of ICLEI Europe, introduced the aim, the progress and the main outcomes of SOLUTIONS, as well as the pairs of cities that have been partnering in the project.
In a session at the German Pavilion in the Habitat III Exhibition Area, co-organised by the SOLUTIONS network and the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative, panelists discussed the opportunities and barriers of sustainable transport measures. Marcelo Cintra do Amaral, Co-ordinator of Sustainable Policies in Belo-Horizonte, Brazil, explained the work carried out with their twin city, Bremen, Germany. Ashish Rao-Ghorpade, ICLEI South Asia, shared the experience of the cities of Cochin, India, and Hangzhou, China, and how city twins can inspire cities to look beyond their own context. The panel applauded the references in the New Urban Agenda to sustainable urban mobility and the panellists shared their ideas on how they wish to support its implementation.