Funded by the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission, the Sharing Opportunities for Low carbon Urban transporTatION project (SOLUTIONS) on innovative and green urban transport solutions, has announced names of cities that will be involved in the project’s innovation activities as leading, take-up or training cities. Two ICLEI South Asia members, namely, Kochi, India, and Matale, Sri Lanka, have been given the opportunity to be a part of this league. ICLEI Europe and ICLEI South Asia are amongst the esteemed organisations, consultants, cities, research and technical experts involved in transport issues and solutions across the globe forming the project consortium.
Kochi has been chosen as a Take-up city for showing a real sense of commitment to assess opportunities for the transfer of innovative solutions to their context and will get to be a part of bilateral and multilateral exchanges and technical visits that will be organized and also will be informed about opportunities for future research. Matale has been selected as one of the training cities and will be able to participate in several knowledge-sharing and capacity-building workshops, focusing on successful examples of innovative sustainable mobility solutions from Europe, Asia and Latin America.
The project’s overall objective is to make a substantial contribution to the uptake of innovative and green urban mobility solutions across the world by facilitating dialogue and exchange, promoting successful policy, providing guidance and tailored advice to city officials, and fostering future cooperation on research, development and innovation.
For more information about the project and the other selected cities, click here.