Tuesday 23 February 2021

Sustainable Railways in Asia-Pacific 17 March 2021 Online webinar

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Continuing and expanding upon dialogue from the 13th EST Forum of the United Nations Centre for Regional Department held on 10-11 November 2020, UNCRD and UIC are holding a joint seminar focusing on the railways.

Railways: the backbone of sustainable urban mobility and regional connectivity in Asia

As a continuation of UIC’s collaboration and meetings with international partners in the region, railway experts are invited to join and learn more about the work of the International Union of Railways in the field of sustainability.

The webinar will provide an opportunity to hear about best practices in sustainability from the Asia-Pacific region and to discuss the shared challenges facing the region’s railways in relation to decarbonisation.

The webinar will include a discussion to identify opportunities for rail to help accelerate a green and just recovery from the pandemic.

This online seminar will be useful for both policymakers and railway operators alike and will serve as an opportunity to collaborate more closely as a railway community.

Attendance is open to all.

The event will be held via Zoom on 17 March from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Paris time)/4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Nagoya time). Connection details will be sent prior to the event, upon registration.


Moderator: Mr Milko Papazoff, UIC ASEAN Representative

Welcome (8.00-8.15)

Mr François Davenne, Director General, UIC

Mr Choudhury Rudra Charan Mohanty, Environment Programme Coordinator, Secretariat of the Regional EST Forum in Asia, United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)

1.0. UIC introduction (8.15-8.35)

Introduction to UIC and the UIC Asia-Pacific Region
Mr Vincent Vu, UIC Director of Institutional Relations and Coordinator of the Asia-Pacific Region

Opportunities to work with the UIC Sustainability Platform
Ms Lucie Anderton, Head of Sustainability, UIC

2.0. UIC Asia-Pacific members’ best practices (8.35-9.30)

3.0. Round table: The challenges of becoming carbon neutral and how to make rail integral to a green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic (9.45-10.25)

4.0. Cooperation between UIC and UNCRD and their respective members (10.25-10.45)

Summary and closing remarks (10.45-11.00)

Register here

Marie-Luz Philippe, UIC Senior Advisor, Sustainability and Middle East Region, philippe@uic.org

Béatrice Segeral, UIC Senior Advisor, Institutional Relations and Asia-Pacific, segeral@uic.org

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