Information published on 21 July 2015 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 458.

“Train to Paris” campaign: share your best practices!

  • Sustainable development

130 days to go before the arrival of the international network of trains to Paris, just 48 hours before the beginning of COP 21! We are confident this international event will reinforce rail transport as one of the backbones to combating climate change and draw the attention of decision-makers.

The first steps were taken during the UIC General Assembly and the 9th World Congress on High Speed Rail, both held in Tokyo from 6 – 10 July. Those two major UIC events were the occasion to promote the Train to Paris campaign and give this project unique international coverage. Mr Ban Ki Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, addressed a powerful message to members to launch the general assembly, highlighting the importance of railways for a low carbon future! Needless to say that Train to Paris is already working in that direction, positioning UIC on the world stage for a sustainable outlook.

Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, UIC Director General, said:

28 November at UIC will be a special day for the contribution of railways with new sustainable efforts. Just one day before the kick-off of Cop 21, it will highlight the important role of transport and rail in particular towards climate change.

As UIC represents the railway sector within international and UN-related organisations such as the High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport to the UN Secretary General, the Train to Paris team is now be more than interested to know how all UIC members promote their best practices or their innovations in sustainable development, low carbon emissions, etc.

Share with us the best practices you believe we could publish on the dedicated website traintoparis.org and on social media, to give the world an overview of how railways around the globe are heading towards a greener future for railways.

For more information on this campaign and to share content please contact Marie-Luz Philippe, Event Coordinator: philippe@uic.org

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