Public transport at the forefront of climate change action and inclusion

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On this United Nations’ World Environment Day, UITP has cosigned an open letter with our new partners UCLG to promote our collaborative efforts to offer more liveable and sustainable urban environments. 

Below is an excerpt from the letter, signed by UITP Secretary General Mohamed Mezghani and UCLG Secretary General Emilia Saiz:

"We consider it key to reiterate the importance for stakeholders to commit to the support of full-fledged mobility plans originating at the local level and that answer the needs of communities. UCLG and UITP have put words into actions by recently signing a Global Strategic Partnership and launching the Mobility Champions Community. This new platform will be structured around Clusters in which members will share their best practices on important topics, such as climate change, to develop innovative approaches.

With this new partnership, we are joining our efforts and resources to support local and regional governments in, among other things, their struggle against climate change. It is the best representation of our members’ ambition to actively work together to succeed in offering more liveable and sustainable urban environments and contributing to the already existing initiatives aiming at reducing emissions and ensuring inclusion by bridging inequalities through sustainable mobility.

We are all accountable towards future generations

This World Environment Day should remind us all that collaboration at the local level is key to implement concrete solutions to reduce CO2 emissions, preserve our environment and provide urban-dwellers with healthier cities in which quality of life is cherished. We are all accountable towards future generations, and we call on all the different stakeholders to join UITP and UCLG in the journey to put public transport and inclusive mobility at the centre of the discussions of climate change action."

Read the full letter here!

Find out more about our partnership with UCLG!

Discover the Mobility Champions Community!

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