COP21 at Le Bourget: UIC participated in Fer de France morning debates

During the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change from 30 November to 11 December, Fer de France is organising a series of morning debates in the Solutions Gallery exploring the main issues of public and rail transport on energy transition:

  • By inviting international opinion leaders to speak at the event
  • To outline what they see as the challenges ahead
  • To generate a response from chairpersons in the rail sector

Mr Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, UIC Director General, participated in a 27 minute debate on 3 December to discuss the theme: Is public transport still necessary in the age of smart cities and connected mobility?

Invited speakers were also Pierre Guislain, Senior Director, Transport and ICT GP at the World Bank and Elisabeth Borne, Chairperson of the RATP.

Jean-Pierre Loubinoux particularly highlighted the importance of the management of interfaces, between intra-modality and inter-modality, as the key of Sustainable Development.

You can watch this debate at:

About Fer de France: Fer de France is the inter-branch association of French railways, created in 2012, which aims to bring together all the players in the French railway sector: the transport authorities (GART and ARF), the State, the operators (UTP, SNCF, RATP), the infrastructure managers (SNCF-Réseau, Eurotunnel), the supply industry and engineering companies (Syntec Ingénierie). The association aims to facilitate and to optimise the reflection of the professionals of the French rail sector, to enable actions for economic development, valuation and promotion of the sector. The aim is to increase the capacity and efficiency of the French rail sector and to promote it to domestic and international markets.

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