Towards a sustainable and efficient urban mobility system in Uruguay

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From December 20, 2017 to December 20, 2021

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 7.3 Double global rate energy efficiency improvement
  2. 11.2 Provide safe, affordable, accessible, sustainable transport systems
  3. 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure, retrofit industries for sustainability

Project ID: 5802

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Technical team

  • Energy Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Energy efficiency
  • Miscellaneous energy program


  • Transport
  • E-mobility
  • Fossil fuel subsidy reform
  • Sustainable cities


  • Human altered areas


  • Urban areas

Transformed sector(s)

  • Transportation
  • Energy
  • Oil, gas and fuels

UNDP role(s)

  • Innovative approaches
  • Institutional mechanism and system building
  • Policy advice


  • Law regulation
  • Capacity building
  • Monitor inventory


  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Institutional framework
  • Awareness raising
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Demonstration sites/Pilot
  • Knowledge/Data management

Social inclusion

  • Elderly
  • Women

Gender equality

  • Awareness raising (on gender)

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender responsive


  • People pathway
  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 7.3 Double global rate energy efficiency improvement
  • 11.2 Provide safe, affordable, accessible, sustainable transport systems
  • 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure, retrofit industries for sustainability

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration

About this project


The project aims at empowering the relevant stakeholders in the urban transport sector to steer a strategic transition towards low-carbon mobility for passengers and freight. The project will test the effectiveness of an array of innovative policies and measures and will launch a reform process to establish an innovation-friendly environment for urban transport policy. The project will facilitate the reform of the current framework of urban transport regulations and incentives, with a focus on public transport quality and promotion of non-motorized modes, the adoption of electric vehicles in the public transport and urban delivery sectors, closer cooperation among authorities and relevant agents and appropriate monitoring systems of transport GHG emissions. It is expected that the project will provide direct emission savings of at least 114,930 t CO2 in 10 years, and consequential savings of at least 166,441 t CO2 in 10 years after project completion.


To promote an efficient, low-carbon transport model in Montevideo.Demonstration of technological options in Montevideo.

USD $1,771,233

Grant amount

USD $20,038,100

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Source(s) of fund


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