Wednesday 2 November 2022

The New More Trains Alliance is ready for COP27

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The UIC Global Railway Sustainability Taskforce’s latest campaign, linking partners and stakeholders across the global railway community, will not only bring key ideas to COP27 but also into the wider world.

Next month in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, the More Trains Alliance is announcing its first “key messages”, which have evolved from UIC’s ‘Design a better future’ Vision 2030 released last year at COP26 in Glasgow. More Trains will be focusing on the Vision’s four key transformations and setting out the ‘whys’ and the ‘hows’ of increasing rail’s modal share by 50% by 2030. A new paper written by the Alliance will showcase success stories from around the world and the importance of investing in rail. This year, UIC and Alstom are leading and coordinating the Alliance with support from SNCF and input from a global alliance of railway associations and operators including UITP, Rail Freight Forward, Japan Rail, Deutsche Bahn, Lineas, Cam Rail, Bollore rail, ÖBB, Rail Cargo, FS, AMTRAK, and SNCB.

The More Trains Alliance intends to unite the global railway community under a single voice with consistent and clear messages which will help increase the coordination within and add strength to rail’s collective advocacy. The new logo revealed today uses a bold green to clearly signal the environmental benefits of using railways and takes inspiration from the iconic railway track diamond switch.

The group was launched at UIC’s 100th General Assembly this year, with Francois Davenne, UIC Director General, stating “this is just the beginning for More Trains, I see this alliance growing in number and diversity across our membership and partners, bringing poignant messages to policy makers and global stakeholders.

Lucie Anderton, Head of the Sustainability Unit at UIC, added, ”I think the logo really embodies the collaborative ethos of the group, we can’t wait for next month to reveal the rest of this year’s campaign and invite everyone to share and use the materials.

Cecile Texier, Alstom Sustainability & CSR Vice President, also said that effective from then on, railways had to be used more to make transport carbon neutral and that the More Trains Alliance would strengthen the rail industry’s collective advocacy and visibility to this end.

Mikaël Lemarchand, SNCF Chief Sustainability Officer said that “The SNCF has been part of the Global Railway Sustainability Taskforce since the beginning, and we are happy to continue to support this alliance. Rail is part of the solution to overcoming environmental and societal transitions. Trains enable us to forge links between people, territories and nations, for a more united and sustainable society."

UIC will be present in Egypt for the global climate conference to share the More Trains message and promote rail as a solution to climate change. Francois Davenne will join a number of senior members and partners at a range of events and meetings discussing the sustainable transformation of mobility. To keep up to date with the programme of events at COP this year click here:

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