Doppelmayr follows the global call of the United Nations to attend the 20th Steering Committee of their World Urban Campaign

Doppelmayr follows the global call of the United Nations to attend the 20th Steering Committee of their World Urban Campaign

The 20th Steering Committee of UN-Habitat´s World Urban Campaign was held on October 30th 2018 in Liverpool, UK. As a cooperation partner of the UN-Habitat, Doppelmayr and all other members were asked to contribute to the new WUC position within UN-Habitat Strategic Plan 2020-2025. In the light of rapidly growing cities, urbanization is a key development trend. The 2030 Development Agenda outlines a positive vision for the future of cities and calls on UN Member States to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” (SDG 11).

The Meeting was an opportunity for the members to discuss and share with UN-Habitat their views on an effective strategy to scale-up advocacy initiatives and actions within the framework of the World Urban Campaign.  

In particular, Doppelmayr contributed to the international UN-Habitat call to a strengthened mobilization and engagement of the private sector in sustainable development platforms, including ensuring that the demand for sustainability meets the supply side and effective mechanisms are put in place for multi-stakeholders dialogues and partnerships.

By implementing cable cars as an integral and intermodal transport solution a better urban future can be achieved. Growing cities require a well-functioning urban mobility. Only then development can happen, poverty can be reduced and spatial inequality in urban and rural communities can be achieved. Cable cars fulfil many transport challenges of urban areas. They fill gaps, connect, create / extend transport networks, have a low footprint, are environmentally- and user friendly. They are a means of transport that leaves no one behind but encourages its users to travel freely and safely. As a sustainable transport solution, cable cars are the right tool for many cities facing transport challenges. Besides addressing mobility, Doppelmayr and UN-Habitat also highlighted the importance of a strong cooperation between the private and the public sector. Only jointly it will be possible to contribute to a resilient and sustainable future.


Article by UN-Habitat & Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH
Photo Credits:  Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH