The goal of the transport portfolio (cargo and passengers) is to contribute directly to the reduction of fossil fuel emissions in Brazil. Since transportation is the main source of emissions in Brazilian cities, we understand the urgency of bringing the debate on urban mobility to the next level, encouraging and investing in cycling and walking – bringing into light the problems associated with the use of individual motorized transportation, which occupies 80% of public space but benefits only approximately 20% of the country’s population.
Pollution caused by the burning of fossil fuels brings about serious health issues, such as breathing and cardiovascular problems, for example. In order to transform this scenario, the portfolio relies on the health narrative to leverage low-carbon transport initiatives. The portfolio strategy comprises the following initiatives:
Engaging civil society in the design, monitoring and implementation of mobility policies - Investing in the quality and infrastructure of public transportation and active transport (cycling and walking), making sich alternatives more attractive and accessible, both in physical and in financial terms.
Deepening knowledge and debate about the economy of transport - Cities are increasingly designed in such a way as to make individual transport the main alternative. In this sense, it is necessary to rethink urban planning in order to change how people move within the cities, avoiding trips that are too long and fostering a change in the main means of transport, so that the quality of transportation can be improved.
Exploring interfaces between air quality and health and transport policies and technologies - Promoting the improvement of technologies, investing in alternative fuel options for automobiles and in the electrification of bus fleets, in such a way as to reduce emissions.
LABMOB / PROURB
Purpose of Grant: To consolidate and publicize the Micromobilty and Ebus platforms, which presents the potential reduction of CO2 and the expansion of these markets. Trought the platforms also propitiate strengthen the partnerships among international and national networks, productive sectors, and municipalities.
Instituto Nossa BH
Associação Bike Anjo
Escola de Ativismo
Fundo Socioambiental Casa
GCCA - Global Climate Change Alliance
Purpose Campaigns Brasil Ltda
CBCS - Conselho Brasileiro de Construção Sustentável
ITDP - Instituto de Políticas de Transporte e Desenvolvimento
IDEC - Instituto de Defesa do Consumidor
Associação Casa Fluminense
IEMA - Instituto Energia e Meio Ambiente
BH em Ciclo
Purpose Campaigns Brasil
ITDP Brasil - Instituto de Políticas de Transporte e Desenvolvimento
Bicicleta para Todos
Na Boca do Lobo
A Cidade Precisa de Você
LABMOB - Laboratório de Mobilidade Sustentável da UFRJ
WRI – World Resource Institute
Laboratório de Mobilidade (PROURB-UFRJ)
CCMob - Coalizão Clima e Mobilidade Ativa
Movimento Nossa BH
IEMA – Instituto de Energia e Meio Ambiente
Purpose Campaigns Brasil Ltda
Purpose of Grant: To promote zero-carbon public transportation in strategic cities in Brazil. The project will 1) build campaigns that push for municipal legislation that mandate energy transition for public transportation in three Brazilian cities, 2) develop a local campaign in São Paulo on parking policy, aiming to redistribute public space destined to parking to active and public transportation infrastructure and 3) support communications for strategic partners on bus technology, air quality and climate.
ITDP – Instituto de Políticas de Transporte & Desenvolvimento
Purpose of Grant: To contribute to the adoption and improvement of low-carbon urban mobility policies throughout Brazil - by focusing on the use of metrics and indicators as guiding principles for policymakers and civil society. The project will develop the capacity building, research and communication activities focused around the transport-oriented development principles, using the MobiliDADOS database as a centerpiece. The project will also support ITDP in shaping Brazil’s carbon targets for urban mobility.
Purpose of Grant: The project will strengthen the Monitoring Group for Urban Mobility within the context of Casa Fluminense's proposed long-term 2030 vision. By using metrics and indicators, bringing key institutions such as ITDP, as well as important local groups, will this group be able to analyze objectively the developments in the urban mobility topics, while promoting access to opportunities and reducing inequalities..
ISS - Instituto Saúde e Sustentabilidade
Purpose of Grant: To improve national vehicle and air quality standards, by connecting health, air quality and climate change narratives. ISS will develop research regarding the impact of changing PROCONVE standards to Euro VI by 2020-2021. Additionally, ISS will participate in the national policy debates on new vehicle and air quality standards, and will contribute to the advocacy and communication efforts of a broad coalition of civil society institutions.
Rede Nossa São Paulo
Purpose of Grant: To create a formal space for civil society institutions to monitor and evaluate the development and implementation of climate change and urban mobility policies in the city of São Paulo. The project will strengthen the growing ecosystem of civil society institutions that already deal with both issues, tying their advocacy work to deeper analysis of metrics and indicators connecting to the theme. The watchdog work will be evidence based and comparable to the policies in other cities.
ICCT - International Council on Clean Transportation
Purpose of Grant: To accelerate the adoption of improved vehicular standards in Brazil for Heavy Duty Vehicles, with a focus on low carbon public transportation and air quality. ICCT will develop technical knowledge that will serve as a support for both the federal government and an ecosystem of civil society institutions working on the topic.
Purpose of Grant: To support Greenpeace in monitoring and pushing for the implementation of the bus decarbonization commitments made by the city of São Paulo. Additionally, Greenpeace will also analyze different structures dedicated to monitoring the development and implementation of urban mobility policies at a federal level.
GCCA - Global Call For Climate Action
Purpose of Grant: To develop a communication and engagement campaign on the need of cities, in particular São Paulo, to reduce outdoor air pollution by regulating the rules of circulations and use of fossil fuels of cars, buses and trucks in cities.
Purpose of Grant: To guarantee and to improve the planning culture of urban mobility in Brazil, based on the instrument of the Urban Mobility Plans, as established by the National Policy of Urban Mobility, through an advocacy campaign called "Keeping an Eye on the PlanMobs" (deolhonosplanmobs.org). The strategy consists of constant surveys about the status of these plans in Brazil, defending them in parliament and in federal government and advising city halls.
LABMOB-PROURB - Laboratório de Mobilidade UFRJ
Purpose of Grant: To reduce the emissions through the modal transfer, focusing on cycling mobility which will be studied as from three research lines: i) an exploratory approach, in which will be studied the cycle logistic universe in operation in São Paulo; ii) mapping the sharing of bike services in Brazil exploiting partnership models; iii) use data in a case study – axis of the Faria Lima avenue in São Paulo.
Purpose of Grant: To identify and organize the demands of 190 partner institutions in the Walking Mobility universe, building advocacy strategies and a legitimate agenda for a campaign focusing on the municipal elections of 2020. In addition, resources allocated to the online platform upgrade and institutional strengthening.
Instituto Nossa BH
Purpose of Grant: To oversight environment and urban mobility public policies in Belo Horizonte city and metropolitan area. The focuses of this project are to guarantee clear targets to reduce transport emissions in the review of the Municipal GHG Reduction Plan and the Municipal Climate Change policy; it is also a focus to ensure the 2020 targets in the Urban Mobility Plan. To do that Nossa BH will be working with local and national networks concentrating efforts on the Environment and Mobility secretary.
Purpose of Grant: To launched a campaign which asks the municipal government of the city of Campinas for a public consultation of the Public Transport Bidding Notice. This campaign will aim to promote the participation of public transport users and listen to their opinions.
Instituto Mobilize Brasil
Purpose of Grant: To publish studies, maps,videos, charts, articles and journalistic material about advances (and difficulties) in the implementation of new mobility models, especially in Brazilian cities. Mobilize also had lead campaigns to encourage sustainable mobility and produces publications in partnership with other Brazilian organizations. Now, in partnership with experts, it also conducts workshops about projects for active mobility's infrastructure.
ITDP - Instituto de Políticas de Transporte & Desenvolvimento (I)
Purpose of Grant: To identify mobility in Brazilian cities, by proposing that a greater use is made by governments and by civil society of the MobiliDados indicators, which address mobility issues. A partnership is also planned with other institutions, coinciding with the 2020 municipal elections, which will be a good opportunity to promote the debate about mobility, including the agenda of electrification of the bus system.
Purpose of Grant: To identify the construction of a national policy that addresses the challenges of the air quality and the actions that will take place through the technical support created by the respirAR coalition. Furthermore, the sub-national local governments will be involved in air quality issues, addressing efforts to reduce emissions from transport in the cities.
Purpose of Grant: To increase the use of bicycle as a key intermodal integration instrument. The project will advocate to the City of São Paulo e Rio de Janeiro to implement and operate the bicycle parking in key regions. It will explored the modal migration potential in the first and last mile travel sections. It will also put efforts to regulate the Siclo law in São Paulo, which promotes the use of the bicycles as a part of the public transport system.
Purpose of Grant: To ensure the implementations of the Climate Policy to Rio de Janeiro city and metropolitan area, and to guarantee that the public bidding for buses will include socioenvironmental targets. Casa Fluminense will advocate together in both the executive and legislative powers, through articulation with civil society players. A key issue will be the 2020 municipal elections mobilization to leverage the debate about climate changes and the impacts in the municipal and metropolitan territory.
ITCC - Interrnational Council on Clean Transport
Purpose of Grant: To extend the current grant P18 00275, until 2020 february, the deadline committed with ICCT to open Brazilian office.
IDEC - Instituto de Defesa do Consumidor
Purpose of Grant: To increase the voice of users of public transportation in the Federal Congress and at the local legislative bodies in order to advocate for transportation policies which includes the perspective of users and that decrease carbon emission. In particular IDEC will focus on the rules related to public concessions for buses.
ITDP - Instituto de Políticas de Transporte & Desenvolvimento (II)
Purpose of Grant: To increase the quality of the data in urban mobility and qualify the performance of the NGO ecosystem in Recife, this grant will deepen the reading in transport data, through the gender, race and income. Producing and spreading indicators which will increase the ‘MobiliDados’ platform. This grant also will support the organizations acting in the urban mobility in Recife, toward better incidence to construct better public policies in transport and urban development.
ISS - Instituto Saúde e Sustentabilidade
Purpose of Grant: To qualify the debate at the National Congress about the importance of an Air Quality National Policy, from the perspective of health and climate. ISS will support the debates of the Environmental Caucus and WHO standards. ISS will also work in São Paulo city to support the implementation of its Climate Law by highlighting the links between vehicle pollution, air quality and health.
LE MONDE DIPLOMATIQUE
Purpose of Grant: The project intends to discuss and disseminate widely the debate on air quality in Brazilian metropolises. For this are planned two activities: 1. a debate on air quality in Brazilian metropolises on TV in the program "Debates Le Monde Diplomatique Brasil", broadcast by TV Diplomatique (streaming), TV PUC, University Channel and Workers' TV, the Tvt. 2. an article on air quality in Brazilian metropolises to be published in the December 2019 edition by Le Monde Diplomatique Brasil.diplomatique.org.br
Agência Pública - Centro de Jornalismo Investigativo
Purpose of Grant: To establish the 11th edition of Agência Pública’s micro grants contest, which supports the production of investigative reports on topics of public interest. The theme of this edition of the micro grants contest will be urban mobility. For the first time, the project will be specifically aimed at journalism students. The project will select five proposals for investigative reporting on urban mobility. The winners get a R$ 5,000 grant and mentoring from Agencia Pública to produce the report.