Information published on 23 February 2016 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr eNews.

UIC participates in the Inland Transport Committee at UNECE (Geneva, 23 February 2016)

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From left to right: Mr Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, UIC Director General, Mr François Davenne, Secretary General of OTIF and Mrs Eva Molnar, Director of the Transport Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

As one of the principal contributors to the report on mobility and sustainable transport published by the United Nations (UNECE), Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General of UIC was invited to open the UNECE 78th Annual Session of the Inland Transport Committee. The conference, held for three days in Geneva (23 – 26 February 2016), will present the various pillars and guidelines of this document.

Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, on behalf of UIC, had the opportunity to congratulate UNECE on this major contribution and highlighted the added-value that railways can play as part of the backbone of a new transport mix to serve both passenger and freight transport.

He reiterated the commitments of the railway community through UIC in terms of energy savings and decarbonisation. He also highlighted the importance of modal complementarity and managing interfaces between inter-modal and intra-modal transport.

To consult Mr Loubinoux’s speech at this conference please click on the image below.

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