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Seminar: learn the stakes for public transport at COP21

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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.

UITP attends first UN Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport

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UITP attended the first UN high-level Advisory Group on sustainable transport in New York this week with UITP Secretary General, Alain Flausch, presenting the conclusions of the first meeting on behalf of the co-chairs to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.

“The future of cities around the world looks bleak if we do not start taking action on sustainable transport,” said Alain Flausch. “The High Level Advisory Group is ready to unlock the huge potential of sustainable transport to contribute to poverty alleviation, sustainable growth and sustainable urbanisation”.

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