Transport accounted for 28% of global-final energy demand and 23% of global energy-related CO\u2082 emissions in 2014. Emissions increased by 2.5% annually between 2010 and 2015, and over the past 50 years the sector has witnessed faster emissions growth than any other.\r\n\r\nThe report states that the world has 12 years to limit global warming to 1.5\u00b0C or face an environmental catastrophe, with the world currently on course for a 3\u00b0C rise. However, it says that solutions are available but this would require far-reaching transitions in energy, land, urban and infrastructure, including transport.\r\n\r\nFor transport, this includes moving passengers to use more efficient modes of travel, a move welcomed by the UITP.\r\n\r\n\u201cUITP will continue to work with our members, sectoral colleagues and all interested parties to advocate for sustainable mobility,\u201d says UITP secretary general, Mr Mohamed Mezghani. \u201cPublic transport needs three to four times less energy (per passenger) than individual cars and moves people in greater numbers. Thus, we can reduce emissions and fight climate change together.\u201d\r\n\r\nIn particular, the UITP highlights the role cities can play in fighting climate change. Urban transport accounts for 40% of all transport emissions. Research from C40 Cities, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, and the New Climate Institute, found that improving public transport could prevent the premature deaths of 1 million people around the world annually from air pollution and traffic fatalities.\r\n\r\n\u201cThese statistics show that urban mobility lies at the heart of the fight against climate change and the transition to a resource-efficient and low carbon urban economy,\u201d the UITP says. \u201cShifting transport to more sustainable modes is vitally important.\u201d\r\n\r\nUITP will advocate the role that public transport and sustainable mobility can play at the upcoming COP24 in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018 where it expects to sign another significant partnership following an agreement with the UNFCCC at COP23 in Bonn in 2017.