Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General of UIC, was recently appointed new Board Member of the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT).
SLoCaT is a multi-stakeholder partnership of over 90 organisations around the globe. This is the global voice on Sustainable Transport, represented at events such as the Conferences of Parties (COP), UN Habitat and also shaping specific events such as Transport Day.
UIC has developed a close partnership with SLoCaT over the last few years, seeking to promote sustainable transport in worldwide policies on climate change and sustainability. In 2015, alongside COP21, UIC welcomed Transport Day and more recently the Transport Initiatives Meeting in preparation for COP23 to take place in Bonn, Germany in November 2017.
In relation with his previous appointment to the United Nations High Level Advisory Group for Sustainable Transport in August 2014, and all the work done since the Climate Conference COP15 in order to act in favour of sustainable mobility based on the advantages of rail transport, the nomination of Jean-Pierre Loubinoux to the SLoCat’s board complements the presence of rail among the other transport actors represented in SLoCat.
UIC represents both private and public sector members who provide passenger and freight services in developing and developed countries. Whilst rail is often cited as the backbone of sustainable mobility, transport will only realise its full potential through the development of multimodality. Mr Loubinoux guarantees that he will surely use his position to promote a whole-system approach.
The new board had their first meeting on 10 October 2017 to welcome new Members and work on the next milestones for the transport sector, including COP23. You can learn more on the planning note for COP23 on the SLoCaT website here: