NAMA TAnDem – NAMA for Active Transport and Demand Management


General Information of the NAMA

General Information
Country Colombia
National implementing entity (NAMA owner)  Ministry of Transport
Development stage Finalization of concept; pilot Phase starting in 2017; implementation foreseen for 2018
International Partners GIZ
Total costs  National level: 500.000 Euro/a, local level: depending on city size, Status quo and ambition Level (approx. 1,2 % of local household budget)
Duration  2017 – 2030
Scope of the NAMA
Type of NAMA  Not known
Type of action  Policy and programme
Scope of action  National and sub-national
Type of approach  Shift
Transport mode Walking (INMT), Cycling (INMT)

The objective of th NAMA TAnDem  in Colombia is to improve the quality of urban live and contribute to climate change mitigation through an increasing use of bicycles and a responsible use of motorized transport. NAMA TAnDem comprises 7 direct mitigation measures:

M1: Parking space management schemes for automobiles

M2: Low-speed zones

M3: Bicycle parking spaces in multimodal nods

M4: Private bicycle parking spaces

M5: Construction and rehabilitation of bicycle lanes

M6: Public bicycle systems

M7: Formal bicycle taxi services

The implementation of the direct mitigation measures is facilitated by the creation of a National Program, that offers technical assistance, capacity building and awareness raising to the cities, and engages in the improvement of regulatory and political framework conditions for NMT and TDM measures.

Mitigation Potential

The accumulated reduction (2018 -2030) due to the implementation of NAMA TAnDem is between 2.55 – 3.88 MtCO2eq against a BAU Scenario. The contribution of NAMA TAnDem corresponds with 5% – 7.7% of what the transport sector will have to contribute to INDC fulfillment (50 MtCO2eq between 2020 y 2030).


Costs arise on the national level for the establishment and operation of the program management unit (PMU) of the technical assistance program as well as consultancy and capacity development for the local level in the range of 500.000 Euros /a. Implementation costs for the 7 measures of the NAMA have been estimated to account for aprox. 1.2% of the annual municipal household budget (some of the measures generate revenues which can be used to cross-finance other measures). Costs are partly born by the municipalities. To exploit the full potential of the NAMA and accelerate implementation, further financial resources will be needed, e.g. by development banks.


NAMA implementation is monitored in a bottom-up approach based on detailed travel behaviour data. Monitoring is done in an aggregated form at city level as the seven measures will have many overlapping and reinforcing effects, which have to be accounted for. A control-group approach based on survey and statistical data will be used. MRV will be institutionalized on the national (within the Ministry of Transport, Environmental Group) and local level (local coordination unit within the Mobility Secretariat). A methodological panel will secure data consistency and methodological soundness of different transport NAMAs.


Implementation of the 7 direct mitigation measures of the NAMA is based on comprehensive planning as well as identification and priorization of projects within the scope of the NAMA. This is assisted by the creation of a National Program for Technical Assistance that addresses the lack of awareness on the benefits of NMT and TDM measures, as well as in technical know how and institutional capacities. The program engages in awareness raising and offers technical assistance and capacity building to the cities, e.g. supporting the elaboration of plans, financing strategies or the technical design of specific, priorized projects. On the other hand, the program works on improving the political and regulatory framework conditions for NAMA implementation. Activities of NAMA TAnDem will be governed by CIUDAT, an inter-ministerial coordinating body, that also coordinates activities for Colombia’s TOD NAMA.



Air pollution: The Impacts of the estimated mobility changes on the emission of air pollutants can be easily calculated provided that suitable fleet composition data is available.


Health: Health impact assessment can be done with the tool HEAT based on estimated amount of daily cycling activities.


Public revenues


Contact: Carolin Capone