India and France sign implementation agreement on Mobilise Your City
India and France have signed implementation agreement on Mobilise Your City (MYC) to support three pilot cities – Nagpur, Kochi and Ahmedabad for reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to urban transport. It was signed between Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and Agence Française de Développement (AfD).
India and MYC
MYC aims at supporting three pilot cities viz. Nagpur (Maharashtra), Kochi (Kerala) and Ahmedabad (Gujarat) in their efforts to reduce their Green House Gas (GHG) emissions related to urban transport by implementing urban mobility plans at local level and to help India at national level to improve their sustainable transport policy.
The three pilot cities selected under programme as well as MoHUAwill benefit from technical assistance activities to be carried out under MYC. The main components of proposed assistance are to support planning and implementation of sustainable urban transport projects, support to strengthening institutional capacity for regulating, steering and planning urban mobility, and learn and exchange formats with other cities across India for exchanges on best practices.
The details of the project activities will be worked out by AFD in consultation with MoHUA and three partner cities including institutions such as respective Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) for Smart Cities, Municipal Corporations and any transport authority or transport related SPV.
Mobilise Your City (MYC)
MYC is global and inclusive network of cities and countries as well as umbrella brand of European development cooperation particularly related to field of sustainable urban transport. It aims at assisting beneficiary partners – i.e. national and local governments in their preparation of National Urban Mobility Policies and Investment Programs (NUMPs) and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). It facilitates establishment of framework conditions for effective investment and sustainable development of urban transport infrastructure and services as well as regulatory soft measures. MYC is part of international initiative which is supported by French and German Governments. It was launched at 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) meeting in December, 2015.