Cities are fundamental in the fight against climate change. Urban transport accounts for around 40% of emissions from the entire transport sector, and that is why urban mobility lies at the heart of the fight against climate change and the transition to a resource efficient and low carbon urban economy.
Given that cities are fundamental in meeting sustainable development goals, public transport's role in driving low carbon, resilient growth must be at the forefront of any sustainable urban mobility policy.
In December, a major United Nations Conference will take place in Paris: the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties, well known as COP21. The aim of COP21 is to set an ambitious legal framework coping with climate challenges. Both the European Union and the UITP are part of this process.
UITP Central and Eastern Europe and the URBAN Intergroup at the European Parliament are jointly organising a free seminar on better understanding what COP21 entails.
In order to better understand the stakes of COP21 for the public transport sector, UITP Central and Eastern Europe and the URBAN Intergroup at the European Parliament are jointly organising a free seminar on 20 October in Brussels.
This seminar will provide you an opportunity to engage with top MEPs and reknowned public transport and climate change experts.
About the seminar
The seminar "The Road to Paris: Advancing climate action with sustainable urban transport" will take place on Tuesday 20 October 2015 between 09:00 and 11:00 CET at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Participation is free of charge but registration is compulsory.