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European Commission welcomes UITP as Associated Partner to the Covenant of Mayors
The [International Association of Public Transport (UITP)->] has joined the Covenant of Mayor initiative as an Associated Partner to help cities go beyond the EU energy and climate objectives.

Low or zero carbon mobility is essential for a sustainable future and competitive cities where people, businesses and culture can thrive. Since transport accounts for a substantial proportion of total urban carbon dioxide emissions, specific targeted action needs to be taken in this sector.

The partnership between UITP and the Covenant of Mayors will facilitate experience and best practice sharing in the development of low carbon sustainable transport solutions, which shall be instrumental in helping Covenant cities meet their ambitious 20% CO2 reduction objective.

If the share of urban trips made by public transport was to double by 2025, emissions would be in line with European commitments. The Covenant of Mayors Office hopes this new collaboration will help committed cities move one step closer towards this direction.

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