Climate Express train to Copenhagen shows way to a greener future for transport

Date

07 Dec 2009

Sections

Climate & Environment
Transport

On 5 December, the railway sector will demonstrate that rail is part of the solution in the fight against climate change.  More than 400 business leaders, politicians, environmental activists and journalists will travel together onboard the carbon neutral “Climate Express” train from Brussels to Copenhagen . The special train will support the railways’ call to make transport more sustainable. Transport is responsible for around one-quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union - a figure which continues to rise each year.

The European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM), the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) and the European Rail Industry (UNIFE) are proud to support the Climate Express initiative coordinated by the International Union of Railways (UIC) which will showcase rail as a safe, efficient and sustainable mode of transportation. Respected climate scientists, national and international political figures and leaders from the railway industry will participate in a series of onboard conferences and workshops dealing with transport and climate change. Said El Khadraoui MEP, Matthieu Grosch MEP, Matthias Ruete Director General for Transport at the European Commission, Prof. Werner Rothengatter of the University of Karlsruhe and Peder Jensen of the European Environment Agency will participate in a debate organised by CER, EIM, and UNIFE on a sustainable future for transport  […]

Please see the attached news release from EIM, CER and UNIFE for the full story.

 Patrick Keating 

EIM Public Affairs Manager

phone +32 2 234 37 70

mobile +32 476 66 19 09

e-mail patrick.keating@eimrail.org 

 Frank Schneider

CER Press and Communications Manager

phone +32 2 213 08 90

mobile +32 473 32 20 94

e-mail frank.schneider@cer.be 

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