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gathers the different stakeholders of transport and urban mobility: local authorities and government departments, universities and research institutes, private companies and individual consultants.
The association was founded in 1980, following the World Conference on Urban Transport in Dakar. It aims to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and know-how to promote the implementation of sustainable urban mobility policies in developing countries. It organizes international conferences, offers trainings to the leaders of the South and regularly publishes books on this topic. Moreover, CODATU support international action of local authorities in the field of transport and urban mobility.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (
) GmbH offers a wide range of services, that are based on regional and technical expertise and on tried and tested management know-how. GIZ is a German federal enterprise and offers workable, sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic and social change processes. In the transport sector, GIZ has a series of source books and other tools for decision makers available for download (
Sustainable Urban Transport Project
) and runs frequent trainings on all aspects of sustainable transport. GIZ was formed on 1 January 2011. It brings together the long-standing expertise of the Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED) GmbH (German development service), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German technical cooperation) and InWent - Capacity Building International, Germany.
GIZ's publications on transport and climate change
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
(ITDP) was founded in 1985 to promote environmentally sustainable and socially equitable transportation worldwide. We work with city governments and local advocacy groups to implement projects that reduce poverty, pollution, and oil dependence.
The Korea Transport Institute (KOTI)
is an official research agency for the government of the Republic of Korea. The mission of KOTI is to provide recommendations and alternatives for the nation’s transport policy and to create the optimal transport system through specialized research and technical innovations, while positioning itself as one of the world’s leading transport research institutions.
, created through the merger of two of the world's leaders in passenger transportation, provides innovative solutions for sustainable mobility. Transdev partners with local authorities in 28 countries. They manage urban and regional public transit systems under public-private partnerships and operate all types of vehicles, including buses, motor coaches, trains, metro systems, light rail, trolleys, ferries, bikes and taxis.
Transport Research Laboratory
(TRL) based in the UK, is one of the largest and most comprehensive independent centres for transport research globally. It provides practical advice based upon high level research on sustainable transport and has been active in developing Post-2012 policy options for a low carbon future. Visit
for more information
International Association of Public Transport
(UITP) is the international network for public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry. It is a platform for worldwide cooperation, business development and the sharing of know-how between its 3,100 members from 90 countries. UITP is the global advocate for public transport and sustainable mobility, and the promoter of innovations in the sector.
Wuppertal Institute for Climate Environment and Energy
Sustainable development requires an integrated approach to policy and science because many of the issues it raises cannot be addressed within a single department or using the tools of individual scientific disciplines. This is where the Wuppertal Institute's research programme begins - by taking an interdisciplinary approach and working towards systems understanding. Applied sustainability research is the Wuppertal Institute's stated mission and sustainable mobility research and policy advice is an important element in this. The Wuppertal Institute has the legal status of a non-profit limited company and receives basic funding from the Land North Rhine-Westphalia.