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Public Transport Declaration on Climate Leadership

Double the share of public transport by 2025

Objectives

UITP’s Declaration on Climate Leadership demonstrates the public transport sector’s commitment to tackling climate change and responding to one of the biggest economic opportunities of the 21st century. As part of the Lima Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) at COP 21, the Declaration’s goal is to double the market share of public transport by 2025.

The Declaration's goal to double the market share of public transport by 2025 would allow us to cater for ever increasing demand for urban transport while decreasing per capita urban transport emissions by 25% (global average) – about half a billion tonnes, which is over and above what technological solutions can achieve alone and would ensure that we would move the transport sector in the direction of the COP 21 Paris Agreement.

The Declaration was supported by over 350 pledges to climate action from more than 110 members of the international public transport community in more than 80 global cities. Actions aimed at giving a greater role to public transport in mobility which will help to decrease the regions carbon footprint. Actions also aimed at reducing their corporate carbon footprint.

See: http://www.uitp.org/sites/default/files/documents/Advocacy/Climate%20action%20and%20PT.pdf

The Declaration was also a commitment to support governments at all levels to provide them with technical support and capacity building through lessons learned from delivering the above action on the ground pledged under the Declaration. This is important because many of the post-2020 national climate strategies – Intended Nationally Determined Commitments (INDCs) - are dependent not just on financial support but also technical and capacity building.

Roadmap and work plan

86% of projects aimed at full-scale / city-wide experimentation. The rest are pilot projects, from which 31pilot tests of hydrogen and electric buses footprint. 30% actions on Buses (clean fuels, efficiency, new lines and low carbon buses); 22% on Trains, trams, metros (new lines and train cars, vehicle efficiency). 7% actions on Combined
mobility (enhancements to walking and cycling facilities, car and bike-sharing schemes)

Progress

In the build-up to COP 22, UITP made an assessment of where the public transport sector stands mid-way through the 2025 deadline. This assessment has been made using 2012 MCD data collected in 60 metropolitan areas located in both developed and developing countries. Though public transport supply has nearly doubled compared to 1995, the growth of mobility demand is such that it puts transport networks under pressure, requiring massive investments. Overall, public transport growth is strongest where efforts to increase its supply are matched with private vehicle demand management and urban densification.

There has been clear progress in some countries and regions towards meeting our goal for the sector. For instance, recent UITP analysis has shown that the use of public transport in the EU has reached its highest level since 2000, with a total of 57.9 billion journeys in 2014. So after a period of erosion, public transport's modal share is on a growing curve again particularly in developed economies, where urban sprawl tends to be slowing down. However, in developing cities mode share of public transport has decreased as the supply of public transport has not matched the growth in population meaning that, globally, many of the mode share gains are offset so that there is still work to do if we are to realise our mode share goal.

In terms of the 350 actions pledged by UITP members, since COP 21 examples of implementation could be reported in around 60 cities covering around 45% of the actions pledged.

Quantitative Impact

Finance

In order to provide transparency of action both at the sector level and company level, UITP has produced an accompanying report of implementation in 2016 which details the projects and impacts that have been seen undertaken since the Declaration’s launch which is available at: http://www.uitp.org/sites/default/files/documents/Advocacy/UITP_climate_leadership_implementation_2016_report_20161010.pdf

Mitigation

This is not possible to calculate for this initiative

Contact

Philip Turner, Sustainable Development Manager & EU Expert Sustainable Mobility, UIPT, Rue Sainte Marie 6, 1080 Bruxelles, Belgium

0032 477 58 06 55

philip.turner@uitp.org

http://www.uitp.org/climate-leadership

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COMPANIES (5)

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ABERDEEN CITY COUNCIL - ABERDEEN HYDROGEN BUS PROJECT

AGENCE METROPOLITAINE DE TRANSPORT

AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION (APTA)

ASSOCIACAO NACIONAL DOS TRANSPORTADORES DE PASSAGEIROS SOBRE TRILHOS

ASSOCIATION OF GERMAN TRANSPORT COMPANIES (VDV)

ASSOCIAZIONE TRASPORTI (ASSTRA)

AZIENDA TRASPORTI BERGAMO SERVIZI S.P.A. (ATB SERVIZI)

BANGALORE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORT CORPORATION (BMTC)

BERLINER VERKEHRSBETRIEBE (BVG)

BERNMOBIL - STÄDTISCHE VERKEHRSBETRIEBE BERN (SVB)

BOCHUM-GELSENKIRCHENER STRASSENBAHNEN AG (BOGESTRA)

BREMER STRAßENBAHN AG (BSAG)

BRISBANE TRANSPORT

BUDAPESTI KÖZLEKEDÉSI KÖZPONT (BKK)

BUNDESVERBAND CARSHARING E.V (BCS)

CARRIS - LISBON

CASABLANCA TRANSPORT SA (CASA TRANSPORT)

CENTRO

COMPANHIA DO METROPOLITANO DE SAO PAULO – METRO

CONCESSAO METROVIARIA DO RIO DE JANEIRO SA

CONNEKT

CONSEIL EXECUTIF DES TRANSPORTS URBAINS DE DAKAR (CETUD)

CONSORCIO DE TRANSPORTE METROPOLITANO AREA DE GRANADA (CTAG)

CONSORCIO METROPOLITANO DE TRANSPORTES – AUTOPASS

CONSORZIO TRASPORTI E MOBILITÀ CAGLIARI S.P.A (CTM)

DINA CAMIONES

DOPRAVNI PODNIK HLM PRAHA AS

DRESDNER VERKEHRSBETRIEBE AG (DVB)

East Japan Railway Company (JR-E)

ELEKTRO

EMPRESA DE TRANSPORTE DEL TERCER MILENIO TRANSMILENIO S.A.

EMPRESA MUNICIPAL DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE CAMPINAS SA

ENTE DE LA MOVILIDAD DE ROSARIO

FERROCARRILS DE LA GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA (FGC)

FNM SPA

GO-AHEAD GROUP

Graz-Köflacher Bahn und Busbetrieb GmbH (CKB)

GRUPO CCR S/A

GSP BEOGRAD-CITY PUBLIC TRANSPORT COMPANY

HAFTPFLICHTGEMEINSCHAFT DEUTSCHER NAHVERKEHRS- UND

HAMBURG PORT AUTHORITY

HAMBURGER HOCHBAHN AG (HHA)

HEAG KONZERN-MOBILO GMBH

HEAG MOBILO DARMSTADT

HELSINKI REGIONAL TRANSPORT (HSL)

HÖFT & WESSEL - ALMEX AG

INNSBRUCKER VERKEHRSBETRIEBE UND STUBAITALBAHN GMBH

INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORTATION & DEVELOPMENT POLICY (ITDP)/BRT TRANSOESTE

KASSELER VERKEHRS- UND VERSORGUNGS-GMBH (KVVKS)

KÖLNER VERKEHRS-BETRIEBE AG (KVB)

LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY (LTA)

LEIPZIGER VERKEHRSBETRIEBE GMBH (LVB)

LINZ LINIEN GMBH FÜR ÖFFENTLICHEN PERSONENNAHVERKEH

LOTHIAN BUSES

MAGDEBURGER VERKEHRSBETRIEBE GMBH (MVB)

MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CORPORATION LIMITED (MTRC)

METROLINX

METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (MTA)

METROPOLITANO DE LISBOA

MINISTERIO DAS CIDADES - SECRETARIA NACIONAL DE TRANSPORTE E DA MOBILIDADE

MINISTERIO DE OBRAS PUBLICAS SERVICIOS Y VIVENDA

MOBIEL

MOSCOW METRO

MOVIA PUBLIC TRANSPORT - TRAFIKSELSKABET MOVIA

MÜNCHNER VERKEHRSGESELLSCHAFT (MVG)

PROVINCIE GELDERLAND

PRZEDSIEBIORSTWO KOMUNIKACJI TROLEJBUSOWEJ SP.ZO.O (PKT)

RAIL SAFETY AND STANDARDS BOARD (RSSB)

RAILWAY PROCUREMENT AGENCY (RPA)

RÉGIE AUTONOME DES TRANSPORTS PARISIENS (RATP GROUP)

REGIONALVERKEHR BERN-SOLOTHURN (RBS)

ROTTERDAMSE ELEKTRISCHE TRAM (RET)

RUTER AS

SAINT PETERSBURG METRO

SALES-LENTZ AUTOCAR SA. (SLA)

SISTEMA DE TREN ELECTRICO URBANO (SITEUR)

SISTEMA DE TREN ELECTRICO URBANO (SITEUR)

SNCF

SOCIEDAD INTERNACIONAL DE TRANSPORTE MASIVO

SOCIETATEA DE TRANSPORT PUBLIC ALBA IULIA (STP SA)

SOCIETE DE TRANSPORT DE LAVAL (STL)

SOCIÉTÉ DE TRANSPORT DE MONTRÉAL

SOCIETE DES TRANSPORTS INTERCOMMUNAUX DE BRUXELLES

STADTWERKE MÜNSTER GMBH (SWMS)

STADTWERKE OSNABRÜCK AG VERKEHRSBETRIEBE

STAGECOACH GROUP

STOLICHEN ELEKTROTRANSPORT PLS

STUTTGARTER STRASSENBAHNEN AG (SSB)

TEAM INTERNATIONAL

TORONTO TRANSIT COMMISSION

TRANS-ALFA ELECTRO

TRANSDEV GROUP

TRANSPORT FOR GREATER MANCHESTER (TFGM)

TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (TFL)

TRANSPORTS METROPOLITANS DE BARCELONA (TMB)

TRANSPORTS PUBLICS FRIBOURGEOIS (TPF)

TRIMET

UNIFE

URBANA

ÜSTRA HANNOVERSCHE VERKEHRSBETRIEBE AG

UTAH TRANSIT AUTHORITY

VALLEY METRO

VAN HOOL NV

VÄSTTRAFIK AB

VERKEHRS- UND TARIFVERBUND STUTTGART GMBH (VVS)

VERKEHRSBETRIEB LIECHTENSTEINMOBIL (LIEMOBIL)

VERKEHRSVERBUND OBERELBE GMBH (VVO)

VERSORGUNGSUNTERNEHMEN (HDN)

VLAAMSE VERVOERMAATSCHAPPIJ VVM DE LIJN

WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY (WMATA)

WEST OF ENGLAND LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP

WIENER LINIEN GMBH & CO KG

X2 KOLLEKTIVTRAFIK AB