International Association of Public Transport (UITP) seeks to saving around 170 million tons oil equivalent and avoiding the emission of around 550 million tons CO2 equivalent in 2025 compared to the business as usual scenario. In addition through the voluntary commitment urban traffic fatalities will be reduced by 15% as opposed to an increase of 30% in a business as usual scenario. Furthermore, daily mobility alone would provide the 30 minutes of physical exercise recommended by the World Health Organization and reduce the risk of obesity and coronary heart disease by 50%. The number of green jobs with public transport operators would double by 2025 (provided that labor productivity increases by 1% per year) to 14 million.
Organizations making the commitment: International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
“Public transport can be clean, it can be efficient, it can be convenient. It is good for people, it is good for economies, it is good for our planet. That is the message that you – UITP – have over many years tried to bring to the world”.
Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, at the 59th UITP World Congress
For the original text of the UITP’s Commitment to Double the Market Share of Public Transport, please see PTx2 Doubling the market share of public transport worldwide by 2025
See 1st Status Report- PTx2 Doubling the market share of public transport worldwide by 2025 to learn more on the implementation of this Voluntary Commitment.