UITP has long advocated for a collective approach to fighting climate change by advancing sustainable mobility.
In order to do this, we must work with our sectoral colleagues to find industry solutions for the challenges that lie ahead – and play a key role in addressing these issues together.
We are pleased to announce that our partnership with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, first acknowledged during our participation in the World Health Organisation’s First Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health (Geneva, 31st October 2018), will see us work together in the lead up to, and during COP24 (Katowice, 5th-11th December 2018).
This collaboration, between UITP, CCAC and its partners, has now started and will materialise through the public awareness campaign at COP24, which hopefully can be scaled up in the coming years.
“I am very happy to officially welcome the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) as a new non-state Partner in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (the Coalition). I do this on behalf of all the Coalition Partners who have reviewed and approved your application, following the Coalition’s approval procedure”, said Helena Molin Valdes, Head of the Secretariat, Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC).
Our partnership with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition confirms the important role that public transport can play to protect the health of urban populations, as well as our planet from the effects of air pollution.
This partnership will ensure that our efforts are coordinated to expand the reach of our common objectives.
we must work with our sectoral colleagues to find industry solutions for the challenges that lie ahead
Our aim to raise awareness of what individuals can do to be part of the low carbon and healthy solution by using public transport and active modes will be further developed during the occasion of COP 24.
"In the coming months, we will significantly scale up our joint efforts that will help build an informed public that is ready to embrace healthy mobility solutions, based on efficient public transport integrated systems as the backbone”, said Pere Calvet, UITP President.
During the next few weeks we will announce our second key partnership for our activities at COP24 – joining forces once again with leading bodies to fight climate change by advancing public transport and sustainable mobility.
Missed the first UITP news on climate change connected to COP24? Read our official response to the IPCC report
Last week we participated in the World Health Organisation First Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health…read our press release announcing our activities.
Stay tuned to our newsroom in the coming weeks for more!