On 15 November 2019, the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport project (CLCT), together with the Chinese partners CCTA, JSTI and SRITS, held the kick-off conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) in Beijing.
The conference marked the launch of efforts to promote the European Union SUMP concept in China. As a step-by-step planning guideline, SUMP can support cities in better aligning their transport and mobility with their overall urban development, as well as in achieving more efficient, seamless, inclusive and low-carbon transport. During the conference, the recently updated EU SUMP guidelines were introduced by Mr Siegfried Rupprecht, CEO of Rupprecht Consult. Mrs Shuai Ren of DiDi Chuxing, Simone Fedderke of the Centre for Sustainable Mobility Hesse, James Wang of Chonqing University and various other Chinese and international speakers shared their opinions and knowledge on integrated transport and mobility planning with the 90 participants of the event.
Following the conference, an in-depth discussion took place with selected representatives from Chinese cities on how to adapt and pilot SUMP in the Chinese context within the framework of Sino-German cooperation.
Kick-off conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) in Beijing, China. Copyright GIZ.