Train to Paris, UIC

Green initiatives in the build up to the UN climate conference

In November, the United Nations Conference on climate change will take place. Delegates from all over the world will work together on a new global climate treaty, the successor to the Kyoto Protocol. In the build up to the UN Conference various initiatives will take place. For example, on the 27th November a ‘Green Train’ will run the Netherlands with organizations that have sustainable, smart and inspiring solutions for reducing CO2 emissions.

One day later, on the 28th of November, the Minister of State for Railways Wilma Mansveld will take these initiatives with her on the UIC’s ‘Train to Paris’. She will travel to the summit in Paris on board the Thalys with a delegation of political stakeholders and CEOs from big companies and social organizations.

Rail Technology Conferences

Train to Paris is a synchronized network of trains which will have delegates from all over the world on board and which will arrive in Paris for the United Nations Conference. In the evening of the 28th of November, the delegates will arrive at the UIC headquarters. The CEO’s of national railway companies will sign an ‘rail pledge’ with agreements about how railway can operate climate neutral in 2050.

A few weeks prior to this, Europoint will host the Rail Technology Conferences in this context. This rail conference will take place on 17th, 18th and 19th November at the UIC headquarters in Paris and will focus on sustainable issues. This three-day event will address Wheel / Rail contact and Switches, Sound and Vibration and Sustainable Rail.

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Author: Marieke van Gompel

Marieke van Gompel is editor-in-chief of, and, online magazines for railway professionals.

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