Economical and Social Council

How can megacities in Latin America, Asia or Europe implement and encourage (strongly) public transportation.

 

With global cities swelling and car use soaring, how will megacities’ existing transport systems cope? What is the future of urban mobility? According to the OECD, by 2050 about 2.5 billion cars could be concentrated around cities. It’s enough to point out that China has not yet caught up with US levels of automobile ownership.

Meanwhile, the number of megacities is rapidly growing, starting with only three in 1975, up to 36 today and an estimated 41 by 2030. This is all the more worrying when we consider that 25% of greenhouse effect gases are emitted by our transports.

 

Delegates will seek together a solution that allies environmental concerns, commuting time, and economic restrictions. This should be agreed upon on a global scale so as to have a real effect on the world’s environment. They may look towards cities testing innovative and surprising means of transportation or services reducing the need for personal vehicles.

 

Republic of Argentina, Australia, Federative Republic of Brazil, People’s Republic of China, Federal Republic of Germany, Japan, United Mexican States, United Kindom of Great Britain and N. Ireland.