Transportation and Transit Oriented Development

Creating Sustainable Infrastructure

Efficient transportation systems and low-emission vehicles are essential for achieving climate change goals and advancing sustainable, resilient and equitable development. Comprehensive urban strategies such as Transit Oriented Development (TOD) that integrate sustainable mobility with land use development generate economic benefits for individuals, governments and businesses. Cross-sectoral approaches such as linking electric vehicle and clean energy initiatives promote synergies between climate policies and infrastructure investments.

CCAP’s Sustainable Transportation Program aims to reduce GHG emissions by advancing the development, finance, implementation and evaluation of sustainable transportation policies and programs. These efforts link national policies, local planning and projects with advanced technology solutions and private sector investment to support transformative change and lasting solutions on sustainable transportation.

 What We Do

Projects On-the-Ground

todWorking on-the ground in Colombia

CCAP is working with leading Colombian stakeholders to implement an innovative Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) NAMA that integrates transport and land-use planning at the local level. The NAMA is designed to promote better-planned, walkable, transit-oriented neighborhoods, to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and also reduce household transportation costs, expand access to jobs and services, and improve social inclusion.

Colombia Transit Oriented Development NAMA featured in short film by NAMA Facility


iStock_000001356181MediumPanama Sustainable Urban Mobility NAMA

CCAP supported the development of a NAMA and a climate finance concept note, based on the comprehensive plan for sustainable urban mobility in the Panama City metro region that aims to optimize transportation systems, reduce emissions and improve quality of life. The NAMA would leverage billions of dollars of investment in the Metro system, build institutional capacity for the sustainable mobility program and support implementation of 6 catalytic projects.


iStock_000021140270LargeEcuador Low-Emissions Transport NAMA

CCAP supported development of a low-emissions transport NAMA to reduce GHG emissions from this economically important sector. We drafted a framework for a national plan on low-carbon urban mobility, including a national program to provide technical and financial assistance for implementation of low-emissions transportation initiatives.


 For more information, please contact, Steve Winkelman, Director of Transport and Adaptation Programs,, or Chuck Kooshian, Senior Transportation Policy Analyst,