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Public transport and the environment are natural allies.
At UITP, we partner and collaborate with many different external stakeholders to not only advance public transport, but to make it known that our sector has a role to play in ways you may not always think…
For World Environment Day in 2020, UITP teamed up with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for our first collaboration to show the necessity for cities to build back better in the future. Last year, we showed the ways in which public transport was #ForNature.
Now, we are delighted to collaborate once again with the team at UNEP through our official public transport-themed video showing how our sector is part of this year’s theme of ecosystem restoration. #GenerationRestoration
World Environment Day 2021 is calling for urgent action to revive our damaged ecosystems. From parks and forests to wetlands and coasts, we all depend on healthy ecosystems for our survival.
The environment belongs to all of us, and all of us can do our part to make a difference.
We all depend on healthy ecosystems and we know that public transport is vital for delivering on climate action…it produces healthier cities, cleaner air, lower emissions and makes our cities more liveable every single day.
But do you know the many different ways in which UITP members across the globe are contributing to helping our ecosystems?
By helping to restore degraded nature we can contribute to a healthier planet.
It may not be the immediate thought to connect public transport with nature, but there are many wonderful examples of environmental restoration in Hong Kong, Milan, Hamburg, Vienna and many other places around the world!
From bees to trees to plants and peatlands…public transport has nature in mind.
…And there are many more examples restoring nature and ecosystem protection within public transport!
Public transport is an essential element for any city or region’s climate reduction strategy.
Cities are still projected to grow in the coming decades, but if this growth is not clustered around green public transport, we will not only overwhelm our climate, but also destroy much of our land and biodiversity.
By continuing our collaboration, UITP and UNEP are showing that public transport is the key to a sustainable, green future.
Look out for our official #WorldEnvironmentDay video in and around your city!