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EcoMobility Dialogues Conclude with Adoption of Declaration


Johannesburg Declaration on Ecomobility in Cities marks end of first week of Festival
On Friday 9 October 2015, city representatives officially adopted the Johannesburg Declaration on EcoMobility in Cities at the end of the EcoMobility Dialogues in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Declaration urges all spheres of government to prioritize sustainable urban mobility by agreeing to bold decisions for ambitious actions at the UNFCCC Climate Summit (COP21) in Paris in December 2015, and the Habitat III Conference in Quito in October 2016. Through the declaration, city leaders also committed to adopting a number of urban mobility policies in areas including public transport, quality and safety, low carbon vehicles and urban space.
The Declaration will be presented at the COP21 by Mpho Parks Tau, Executive Mayor of Johannesburg.
The adoption of the declaration marks the end of the first week of the EcoMobility World Festival 2015, which is being hosted by the City of Johannesburg. Highlights from the first week include:

Johannesburg residents have provided extensive feedback through the #JoburgEcoMobility and #EcoMobiltyFestival hashtags. In addition, the Festival has received extensive coverage in the media.