Global transport sector urgently needs to improve its sustainability

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With COP23 just around the corner, the pressing demand for decarbonisation in the transport sector is as tangible as ever. Though there have been many efforts internationally to increase the sustainability of the sector, perhaps much more needs to be done.

The first ever Global Mobility Report, produced by the Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All) initiative, an international consortium of over 50 leading organisations in the transport sector, reveals some disappointing news for the sector. According to the report, the global transport sector is not on track towards achieving its sustainable mobility goals.

“Good public transport has a huge impact on urban economies. It expands labour markets, offers more opportunities and better accessibility. The SUM4ALL initiative will be essential to realising this and UITP, as a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility,  is committed to tracking progress towards a better quality of life for all through expanding integrated public transport systems as envisaged by SUM4ALL and the SDGs”, said Alain Flausch, Secretary General of UITP.

The results of this report can only mean one thing for the sector: decarbonisation has never been more urgent and it is high time for us to work together on a global level to promote public transport and fight climate change. Our cities are depending on us.

To read the full Global Mobility Report, click here.

Read the joint press release between UITP and fellow SuM4All partners!

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