UIC Director General François Davenne joined Jean-Pierre Farandou, CEO of SNCF, as well as speakers from the maritime and aviation industries at the Movin’On Connect summit, a world summit on sustainable mobility, on 3 June.
The speakers debated the pathway to #decarbonisation for the transport sector, with a clear consensus on the need to work together as a “freedom-providing” mobility system.
Mr Davenne said: “The priority for our sector is to choose to finance transformational projects for railways at regional and global level. Transformational projects are those that have a major impact on efficiency in the short term, such as digitalisation, seamless interconnection with other modes and capacity increase on existing infrastructure. These projects will drive modal shift to rail and public transport so that we can achieve the objectives of the UN SDGs quickly enough”.
Jean-Pierre Farandou said: “20 years later, the house is still burning, but now we are acting to fix the fire. We are mobilised to enable green mobility and combine transportation with protecting the planet”.
As part of the Movin’on 2021 trade fair, of which L’Express is a partner, François Davenne gave an interview:
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