LAC Regional Sustainable Transport and Air Quality Project

Project Summary

This project is aimed at reducing GHG emissions and improve air quality through rationalization and energy efficiency measures in the transport sector and sound land-use management in the Latin American region. The specific objectives of the project are to: (i) induce sustainable transport policies, and programs in Latin American cities that contribute to a long-term modal shift to more efficient modes of transport; (ii) promote sound land-use development planning consistent with sustainable transport principles; (iii) induce air quality improvements in Latin American urban centers; (iv) foster a regional common approach to sustainable transport, articulating land-use planning, and air quality policies; and (v) create a network of Latin American cities to allow sharing of regional experiences, enhance the analytical tools available at the institutional level, and make them available to all interested cities.The project will consist of a programmatic WB operation, divided in three phases.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Clean Air Initiaitve (LAC); Secretaria de Transport (Argentina); Secretaria de Desarollo Social (SEDESOL, Mexico); and Asociacao Nacional de Transporte Publicos (ANTP, Brazil)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
375,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
20,800,000 USD
Co-financing Total
58,528,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,905,750 USD
Total Cost 79,703,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Apr 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
20 Dec 2005
Concept Approved
12 Jun 2006
Project Approved for Implementation
14 Aug 2008
Project closed
30 Dec 2015