Information published on 9 March 2010 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 176.

11th UIC Sustainability Conference: call for papers until 15th April 2010

  • Sustainable development

In connection with the 11th UIC Sustainability Conference, held in Madrid on 16-18 June, UIC and Renfe invite you to submit a paper which will be evaluated by an international jury to be presented on the conference and/or even be awarded.

This call for paper is open to all those who are involved in the environment, energy and sustainability business. To cover the different fields, six broad themes are proposed:

- Energy efficiency and CO2
- Emissions reduction
- Noise reduction
- Soil pollution and Sustainable land use,
- Sustainable mobility
- “Open class” for related issues that are currently not covered by the UIC Environment, Energy and Sustainability Expert Networks

Therefore submit a paper and win the 2nd UIC Sustainability Awards! The aim of the UIC Sustainability Award is to give visibility to and reward excellence, ground breaking projects and the big efforts made within the rail sector to continuously improve its sustainability performance.

The selected papers will be presented in the plenary sessions or one of the workshops, or in the poster exhibition of the conference. This latter will take place in the ancient buildings of the Colégio de Médicos de Madrid (Medical College of Madrid). During 3 days the conference delegates will be able to understand where the rail sector stands today, share best practices and help influence where rail should go in future sustainable transport systems, introducing new and sustainable ways of life and business. This includes showing progress of rail on the classical environmental domain, such as energy efficiency and climate change, noise, emissions and polluted soil management, as well as the overall sustainability performance of rail as the backbone for sustainable mobility and transport systems in our society, as provider of attractive mobility and transport solutions to our customers and with sustaining the mobility and transport business by responsible leadership.

Please submit your paper electronically by 15th April to the following address madrid_contact@uic.org
For more information please visit www.uic-environment.org.