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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.

What future for mobility? Cities air their expectations of operators, policy-makers at joint Paris conference

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The recent 'Moving Together' conference on the subject of Europe's future mobility landscape offered a platform for cities to air their expectations of operators and EU policy-makers. It was also an opportunity for participants - including important industry stakeholders as well as European Commission figures - to discuss financing mechanisms for cities and regions whose responsibilities are being increasingly devolved without adequate review of governance and funding frameworks.

Statistics: Public transport in EU 2000-2012

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UITP is launching its first annual publication on public transport statistics in the EU Member States. Nearly 57 billion local public transport journeys were made in the European Union in 2012. The pace of growth in public transport journeys since 2000 reflects fluctuations of the economic situation, the growth in urban population and some signs of emerging changes in urban mobility patterns. Moreover, the public transport sector plays a considerable role in managing and delivering sustainable urban mobility in the EU: there are approximately 182 million journeys being made on an average working day in the bloc.

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