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  • Title: Railway & Sustainable Development - UIC
    Descriptive info: .. UIC website.. UIC Environment.. Railway Sustainable Development - UIC.. Search.. Contact.. Pressroom.. Rail the environment.. Background.. Our Missions.. Contact us.. Experts networks.. Energy CO2.. Energy and CO2 Overview.. Emissions.. Emissions- Overview.. Noise.. Noise- Introduction.. Sustainable Land Use.. Sustainable Land Use- Introduction.. Sustainable Mobility.. Sustainability and Environment Reports.. Activities.. Introduction.. Activities- Introduction.. Cross-Sectorial Issues.. Climate Change Adaptation.. Eco-procurement.. External Costs.. Sustainable Development Tools.. EcoPassenger and EcoTransIT.. UIC Declaration on Sustainable Mobility and Transport.. Conferences and Workshops.. Sustainability Conference.. South East Environment Workshop.. Cooperation with the UN.. Getting to know the UN.. UIC, UNCSD and Rio+20.. UIC and UNCSD- Introduction.. Rio+20 Outcomes.. UIC at Rio+20.. Before Rio+20.. UIC at CSD19- Launch of UIC Declaration.. UIC at CSD19- Learning Centre.. UIC at CSD19- Preparatory Meeting.. UIC and UNFCCC.. UIC and UNFCCC Overview.. COP18 - Doha.. COP17-Durban.. COP16-Cancún.. COP15- Train to Copenhagen Campaign.. COP14-Poznań.. COP13-Bali.. COP12-Nairobi.. COP11-Montreal.. COP10-Buenos Aires.. UIC and UNEP.. UIC and UNEP Introduction.. UIC and UN Agencies and Programs..  ...   UNCSD.. Passenger.. UNEP.. 2/20.. Voluntary Commitment.. WMO.. Polluted soils.. Freight.. Global Compact.. slocat.. Train to Copenhagen.. Carbon Footprint.. 2.. nd.. South East Environment Workshop 6-7 December, Belgrade, Serbia.. Read more.. New Strategy brochure - Moving towards Sustainable Mobility.. UIC contribution to Rio+20, The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 13-22 June 2012.. Check your transport emissions!.. Share/Bookmark.. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).. United Nations Global Compact.. Bridging the Gap.. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).. World Bank Group.. The European Environment Agency (EEA).. The European Railway Agency (ERA).. The Climate Neutral Network.. 12th UIC Sustainability Conference.. Railway Mobility.. Environmental Performance of the (.. ).. See all.. UIC at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable (.. 12th Sustainability Conference, Venice 25-27 October (.. 2nd South East Environment Workshop.. UIC International Workshop Vegetation Management.. See all events.. RSS 2.. 0.. |.. Top of the page.. © UIC 2012.. All rights reserved..

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  • Title: Railway & Sustainable Development - UIC
    Descriptive info: UIC present at the North American 2010 Railroad Environmental Conference (RREC).. Over 400 railway (.. 2010-11-02.. ).. Successful meeting on soil pollution and remediation held in Riga, Latvia (14-15 October (.. On 14 and 15 Octobe (.. 2010-10-25.. UIC and the International Energy Agency publish the first common railway handbook on “Energy (.. A key publication (..  ...   The UIC and the (.. 2010-11-08.. The International Union of Railways (UIC) supports the UN World Environment Day “Green Economy: (.. (.. 2012-06-05.. UIC Sustainability Awards 2012: Winners Announced at the 12th Sustainability Conference in (.. 2012-10-26.. UIC 12th Sustainability Conference.. 2012-09-03.. The inaugural UIC Innovation and Research Awards take place in Paris alongside the world (.. 2012-12-11..

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  • Title: Background - Railway & Sustainable Development - UIC
    Descriptive info: Home page.. Friday 11 March 2011.. Transport plays a vital role within a global economy.. An efficient transport system is of crucial importance for the competitiveness of the economy and the mobility of citizens.. It brings enormous benefits to society but also enormous costs.. At the first World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in 1992 in Rio, transport was pointed out as a key area in order to achieve sustainable development and to reduce the effects of climate changes.. Transport is responsible for around 22% of CO2 emissions and in the last years the awareness of transport’s impact on the environment (energy consumption, C02 emissions and local pollution etc) has increased enormously.. Transport and Sustainability.. Despite all the technological advances transport is not developing in a sustainable way.. The main reason is the enormous increase in demand for both passenger and freight services.. Nowadays the road sector is responsible for over 80% of the sector’s energy consumption.. Emissions from the aviation sector are increasing rapidly.. Today aviation is the second largest emitter of CO2 accounting for more than 13% of the total transportation energy use in Europe - emitting on a higher altitude and thus creating more damage than indicated by the per cent figure.. Therefore transport needs special attention in relation to combating the climate change.. Today transport is not targeted especially because it is up to each country that has ratified  ...   environmental performance of the transport modes are strongly much needed in order to improve and “getting climate right for transport”.. Rail is the backbone of sustainable mobility.. However, in this picture, railways offer the backbone of sustainable mobility – offering the most efficient transport built on very low environmental impact, positive economic growth and social equality.. Railways are crucial in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and developing sustainable transport systems.. They provide the most energy efficient performance both in passenger/km and tonne/km.. However the rail sector is far from resting at its laurels.. Hence the work of the Environment and Sustainability Team of UIC is focusing on continuously improving the environment and sustainability performance of rail.. This work includes in particular energy efficiency and CO2, emissions reduction, noise reduction, soil pollution, sustainable mobility and external costs.. UIC is strongly dedicated to promote rail as part of the solution of the future climate regime and in how to develop sustainable transport systems.. UIC, together with its members, is continuously working to improve the environmental and sustainability performance of the rail sector, including mitigation and adaptation to tackle the cause and the effects of the global warming.. Read more on.. http://www.. railway-sustainability.. o.. The challenges of achieveing a sustainable development in the transport sector is however about more than tackling the GHG-emissions.. Read more about UIC’s work on how to include more aspects of these challenges.. here..

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  • Title: Our Missions - Railway & Sustainable Development - UIC
    Descriptive info: Getting to know the Sustainable Development Unit.. Friday 7 September 2012.. The Sustainable Development Unit is in charge of different missions.. Our two main duties are to help our members become more sustainable, by providing them the right information; in the meantime, we aim at promoting railway worlwide as a solution that can meet current and future mobility issues.. To do so, we organize and participate in meetings, we produce brochures and leaflets and we develop our network.. Representing the rail industry.. Promoting and supporting (.. How we work with our members.. Conclusion.. Representing the rail industry at the global level.. As the global organization representing the railway sector, the UIC works closely with the United Nations and other multilateral organizations to promote the rail sector and achieve better global policies for railways.. The UIC Sustainability Unit works with the UN Commission for Sustainable Development, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Environment Program, the UN Economic Commission for Europe and the International Energy Agency, and several other global institutions, as you can see in the section "Cooperation with the UN".. Our global activities are summarized below :.. To promote railway at a global level, UIC had a high-profile presence in the Rio+ 20 Conference, the biggest sustainable event of the decade.. For more information, please go to.. Our work with the UN also consists in participating in the regular UNFCCC conferences (“COPs”) on climate change to promote the low-carbon benefits of railways.. To learn more about our work with the UN, please visit our section Cooperation with the UN.. Not only do we work for the UN but also with other international instituions, such as the IEA.. Indeed, the IEA and UIC worked together to track the progress of energy use and CO2 emissions and jointly published the first Railway Handbook on CO2 emissions.. For more information, please see :.. http://uic.. org/spip.. php?article3005.. It is important for us to work at a global level : the UIC published the first global sustainability report to summarize our members’ achievements in sustainable development.. If you wish to read it , click on the picture :.. Promoting and supporting sustainable development among our members.. As well as representing the railway sector externally, the UIC Sustainability Unit works hard with our members to find and share best practices and to research solutions to shared problems.. Some selected highlights of our  ...   looking at specific sustainable development topics, composed of experts from our members’ companies.. This scheme sums up how we work with our members :.. Brochures and leaflets.. To widespread paramount information and to promote railway as the lowest carbon transport solution, UIC has published 26 brochures and reports over the past 3 years.. Below is a selection of key reports :.. Bearable noise limits:.. This report reviews the evidence on bearable limits for railway noise and discusses how these limits could be applied in European railway regulation.. Greening Transport - External Costs Update Report:.. This comprehensive study provides clear evidence that railways have lower external costs than other modes of transport.. Modal Shift Study:.. This study determines to what extent a modal shift from road to rail transport could contribute to mitigate climate change and adapt to it through the reduction of GHG emissions.. Click.. to get to know the study.. High speed rail:.. fast track to sustainable mobility, shows how high speed railways enable to fulfill the objectives of the three pillars of sustainability, offering the customers safety, capacity and sustainability.. These are only a selection of brochures and reports.. If you are interested in reading more, please follow.. the link.. Workshops and conferences.. The best way to move towards sustainability together is to meet so as to share good practices and information.. To do so, UIC organizes various workshops and conferences, to discuss specific themes among members, and all meet every two years to assess progress and new strategies.. This is called "The UIC Sustainability Conference" and it is organized in order to share best practices among members and non-members.. The latest is to be held in Venice, October 25-27 2012, in partnership with FS.. For more information, please visit :.. uic-environment.. Another example of conference is the 1.. st.. South East Environment Workshop which was held in Belgrate, in September 2011 and organized by the UIC and Serbian Railways to discuss and share good practice on key environment topics in the region.. Please click.. to read more.. UIC participates in various meetings and conferences to widespread information and to try and find solutions to achieve sustainability.. The Sustainable Development Unit has various missions to achieve but its main missions are to promote railway at a global level as a solution that meets future challenges and to help support and assist our members in their becoming more sustainable..

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  • Title: Contact us - Railway & Sustainable Development - UIC
    Descriptive info: Wednesday 30 March 2011.. Name.. :.. First Name.. Country.. Email.. Your message.. Please leave this field empty:..

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  • Title: Energy & CO2 - Railway & Sustainable Development - UIC
    Descriptive info: Monday 10 September 2012.. Railways are the most energy efficient transport; still, we need to tackle CO2 issues.. if you are interested in learning more..

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  • Title: Energy and CO2 Overview - Railway & Sustainable Development - UIC
    Descriptive info: The rail sector is the most energy efficient and low-carbon mode of motorized transport, as proven by our independently reviewed carbon calculator tools Eco Passenger and Eco Transit.. However we are not complacent.. We realize that to maintain our environmental advantage over the road and air sectors, we have to constantly innovate and improve our performance.. The UIC makes every possible efforts to  ...   institutions such as the International Energy Agency.. In 2012, we jointly published a report that provide all needed data.. To see the report please click on the image below :.. This is only one of the many projects that the Energy Network launched.. If you want to get to know other energy projects, please visit.. the energy CO2 section of the UIC website..

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  • Title: Emissions - Railway & Sustainable Development - UIC
    Descriptive info: Wednesday 12 September 2012.. The issue of emissions is a quite large subject and concerns all emissions from the railways operations (i.. e.. diesel, EMF.. ), but also other topics dealing with infrastructure (herbicides, creosote, Electro Magnetic Fields), maintenance and indoor air quality.. If you wish to have an overview of our work please click..

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  • Title: Emissions- Overview - Railway & Sustainable Development - UIC
    Descriptive info: The main mission of the Emissions network is to help our members mitigate their GHG (Green House Gases) emissions.. To do so, we help them implement projects.. For instance, the.. ClearnerD project.. was launched to find technical solutions to the challenges faced in complying with the new European regulation framework.. The goal is to mitigate diesel emissions..  ...   also aim at mitigating electromagnetic fields emissions.. More information is available.. Not only do we launch projects, we also provide our members with the right information and data and meet together to share good practices, to find solutions to reduce railways emisisons.. Railways performance keeps improving and we will do our very best to continue our efforts..

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  • Title: Noise - Railway & Sustainable Development - UIC
    Descriptive info: Noise is one of our experts networks.. If you wish to read a brief introduction of our work, please be our guest and click.. Noise- Introduction..

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  • Title: Noise- Introduction - Railway & Sustainable Development - UIC
    Descriptive info: Surveys have shown that environmental noise is perceived as a major nuisance by people living very close to railway lines.. Therefore for the railway industry, the reduction of noise remains a priority.. Noise from freight trains is one of the main issues for railways, as it occurs mainly at night.. The European commission has published the environmental noise directive in order to have a  ...   plans to reduce noise.. If you wish to read it, please go :.. http://ec.. europa.. eu/environment/noi.. UIC and the European Commission have thus cooperated in order to mitigate noise impacts.. Moreover, to deal with this question, UIC participates in many research projects to evaluate and develop most cost effective noise reduction solutions.. For more information please visit the.. noise section of the UIC website..

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