Climate change

COP21 seminar report: Making the case for sustainable PT

An agreement at the COP21 meeting in Paris in December will set an ambitious legal framework coping with climate challenges.

A UITP seminar, ‘The Road to Paris: Advancing Climate Change Action with Sustainable Urban Transport,’ organised last week showed that national ambitions agreed in Paris can be achieved by providing a greater role to collective mobility initiatives as public transport is at the forefront of the transition to sustainable mobility.

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Mayors Adapt - a climate change initiative

An ongoing initiative by the European Commission invites municipalities to cut their GHG emissions.

Launched in March 2014, Mayors Adapt is an initiative driven in the context of the EU Adaptation Strategy. It is implemented within the Covenant of Mayors and supported by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Aiming at mitigating climate emissions and adapting infrastructure and policies to climate change, Mayors Adapt provides a framework for local authorities to take action in terms of:

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Seminar: learn the stakes for public transport at COP21

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.

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