Recently, C40 opened a call for proposals for the Women4Climate program. In Mexico City, the Women’s Climate Tutoring program was developed in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment of Mexico City. The objective of the program is to empower and inspire the next generation of climate leaders through a global mentoring program dedicated to women in the cities that make up the C40 network. The 2020 goal is to have accompanied 500 women in the development of their projects at a global level.
C40 is a network that encompasses more than 90 cities that represent more than 650 million people and 25 percent of the global economy. The CDMX represents the Latin American region in the Executive Committee of this body.
Marianely Patlán, Cyclocities Strategy Leader at ITDP, and member of the Transportation-Oriented Development (TOD) program at ITDP Mexico as well as at the international initiative La Ciudad Verde, presented the winning proposal, The missing link between motorized individuals and a multimodal society: Risk analysis environmental and mobility experiences in Mexico City. It was one of the ten winners among 76 projects presented.
For the development process of the project, a team will be formed by Valentina Delgado, an expert in climate policy, and Clara Vadillo, ITDP road safety strategy leader, accompanied by Adriana Lobo, WRI Mexico Director.
The project analyzes the travel experiences of the inhabitants of Mexico City, make a measurement of the personal exposure to environmental pollutants in different modes of transport, and determine which factors promote this the modal choice. A fundamental part of the project is to be able to show the difference in the exercise of the right to urban mobility between men and women. This project can be the basis for the generation of sustainable urban mobility policies, with a gender perspective, that can encourage a modal shift towards sustainable urban mobility alternatives.
ITDP welcomes the leadership of Marianely Patlán in this project, and we celebrate the inclusion of the gender perspective and a generation of alliances to renew sustainable urban mobility policies and move towards inclusive and prosperous cities.