Tuesday 15 November 2022

Rail at COP27 – UIC brings the voice of rail

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UIC will be present as a UN-accredited observer organisation at the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, held under the presidency of the Government of Egypt between 6 and 18 November 2022. Egypt’s COP27 presidency vision is to move from negotiations and planning to implementation, with real action on the ground. In this spirit, UIC is working with members and partners to highlight the railway sector as a key pillar of sustainable mobility of the future.

More Trains campaign

The More Trains joint communication campaign brings together the vision of the sector, illustrating the contribution that rail can make in achieving carbon-neutral transport and providing concrete examples that have already been implemented. This campaign builds on the UIC Vision 2030 and brings together success stories from rail around the world under the four key transformational areas: transforming cities and connecting communities; energy, technology and innovation; intermodality and seamless connection; and customer experience. It also features alternative financing models that enable More Trains to decarbonise and become more sustainable.

UIC events at COP27

Monday, 14 November
09:00 - 10:00 | Business Pavilion: Women get on board – sustainable and inclusive transport. Watch this event here

Tuesday, 15 November
09:00 - 12:00 | Multilevel Action Pavilion: SLOCAT Transport Day. Register to follow this event online here
14:30 - 16:30 | Moroccan Pavilion: African Railway Green Deal for Sustainable Mobility
15:00 - 16:30 | Meeting Room 2 – AMON N(150): The role of active travel and public transport in the new mobility paradigm
15:30 - 16:45 | WHO Pavilion: The Power of movement – Clean transport for healthy cities and communities. Watch this event here

Wednesday, 16 November
10:30 - 12:00 | Resilience Hub: Resilience Breakthrough: Engineering the vision for climate resilient transport
12:30 - 15:00 | Climate Action Hub: MPGCA Transport Action Event
17:00 - 17:30 | UN Habitat – UIC MoU signature

Thursday, 17 November
09:00 - 10:30 | African Pavilion: Climate-proof infrastructure, solutions for low-carbon and resilient development in Africa
10:00 - 12:00 | COP27 Presidency-convened Ministerial Meeting on Urbanisation and Climate Change
11:00 - 12:30 | French Pavilion: Urban and inter-urban mobility solutions for climate neutral cities: challenges and opportunities
15:00 - 16:00 | World Bank Pavilion: Innovations in rail transport toward green, resilient, and inclusive development. Watch this event here
(Time TBC) | COP27 Presidency – Solutions Day

More Trains communication materials

How can you help us spread the word and increase the visibility of railways at COP27? Access our Trello board and check out the communications materials we have prepared, with instructions on how to use them:

Supporters of the More Trains campaign

For further information, please contact Lucie Anderton, Head of the Sustainable Unit at anderton@uic.org

or Joo Hyun Ha, UIC Sustainability Strategy & International Partnerships Senior Advisor at ha@uic.org

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