International Green Transport Week

31 May – 5 June 2021

This international Green Transport week will be held to coincide with the UN World Environment day in June and the EU Green Week.

It will showcase the sustainability credentials of rail as well as the ambitious plans rail companies have to lead in a green recovery and tackling the climate crisis.

The UIC dedicates a full week to focus on the role of rail and public transport in the transformation to a sustainable mobility system for both passenger and freight. Through daily themed messages, we will showcase the sustainability credentials of rail as well as the ambitious plans of members to lead in a green and just recovery and tackle the global environmental challenges.


On Monday – we will launch the week with our vision of passenger rail, public transport and rail freight logistics in 2030, when we will be on the right track for a decarbonised and sustainable transport sector. We will highlight the key actions needed to reach this vision in this decade of action with a joint message with UITP.

On Tuesday – We will link in with the EU Green week theme ‘zero pollution’. We will set out the work of UIC and out members towards a zero pollution railway, focusing both on noise and emissions to land and water.

On Wednesday – we will focus on Green House Gas emissions, highlighting rail as a low carbon and energy efficient mode and how rail can reach net zero carbon emissions.
On Thursday – we will address circular economy, setting out the best practice, plans and opportunities rail has in resource efficiency.

On Friday/Saturday – We will support the UN World Environment Day 5th June and their theme of Biodiversity and Ecosystems. We will mark the strta of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration by highlighting the work of UIC REVERSE project.


Lucie Anderton

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Friday 5 February 2021