27 February - 2 March 2023

UIC Sustainability Action Week

UIC Headquarters in Paris


As confirmed at the Sustainability Platform Plenary, 2023 will bring our first ‘Sustainability Action Week’ in Paris, between 27 February and 2 March 2023.

This focused week of in person and hybrid meetings will aim to Celebrate successes, Connect and grow networks, Learn and update each other, Share and collaborate, and Create new ideas for future work.


Monday, 27 February 2023


Tuesday, 28 February 2023

👉 Zero Waste Railways Workshop - Best Practices for Circular Outflows in the Rail Sector:
As part of its ZERO WASTE RAILWAYS workshop series, UIC invites you to come and share best practices and successes aiming at making rail transport outflows 100% circular. This event will feature an inspirational keynote speaker, best practices presentations from UIC members, showcase rail supply industry innovations and best practices from non-rail industry towards 100% circular outflows.

  • Direct registration link
  • Proposed agenda and practical information - see details here

👉 UIC Railway Noise Days (organised by UIC Noise and Vibration Sector)
The UIC convened the global railway community for a 2-day Railway Noise Workhsop (in-person) on February 28- March 1, 2023 in Paris. These Railway Noise days have been co-curated by the Noise and Vibration Sector (Sustainability) and Train Track Interaction Sector (Rail System) in UIC. The event will be designed to engage international noise and vibration experts and to spark new ideas and encourage knowledge sharing through interactive activities.

👉 Evening Reception - organised by Platinum Sponsors (TBC)

Wednesday, 1 March 2023

👉 Energy saving task force best practice exchange:
UIC launched the Energy Saving Taskforce in November 2022 to provide a platform for collaborative knowledge sharing on techniques to save energy, fuel and costs for railway operations. This hybrid event will be the culmination of this work, sharing and showcasing the most effective solutions and agreeing next steps for action in this area.

The Energy & CO2 Sector Members will meet the following day (see 2 March 2022)

👉 UIC Railway Noise Days (organised by UIC Train Track Interaction Sector)

  • Direct registration link

👉 Evening Reception - organised by Platinum Sponsors (TBC)

Thursday, 2 March 2023

👉 Sustainable Finance workshop and RSi celebration day:
The UIC has recently completed the first-year collection and results from the Rail Sustainability index, which provides a unique rating system and a supportive digital platform to assess a company’s contribution to the achievement of the SDGs, featuring benchmarks and best practices, as well as the contribution of the sector.
On March 2nd, 2023 this one-day celebration event will end the weeklong UIC ‘Sustainability Action Week’ 27th Feb – 2nd March 2023. The event aims to both share and celebrate the sustainability successes of rail and facilitate a dialogue between the finance and sustainability communities from railways as well as experts from third parties such as private investors and multilateral development banks

  • Direct registration link
  • Please consult this link for more detailed information

👉 UIC Energy & CO2 Sector meeting
This meeting will be used as a debrief on energy saving strategies and workshop, following up on UIC Energy & CO2 projects and steering of it.

Save the date and access the event page on Extranet (only for UIC members) for registration links.

Sponsors and Media Partners

Interested parties are invited to contact UIC Sustainability after completing their registration for the action week. For more information, please consult the plan for Sponsors.


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