Alstom to Demonstrate Rail's Role in Global Decarbonisation at COP27

Alstom to Demonstrate Rail's Role in Global Decarbonisation at COP27

Alstom will promote the critical role rail mobility solutions will play in sustainable development efforts

As a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, Alstom said that it is committed to addressing the challenges facing society today, from global warming to rapid urbanisation.

"COP27 is an opportunity to showcase the progress and options available to decarbonise the transport sector, as well as exchange on green transport solutions for the future," the company stated.

A delegation from Alstom will be attending the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference, to be held from 6 to 18 November 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

During the second week of the conference, Alstom will participate in transport focused events with other inspiring changemakers, where meaningful discussions about sustainable mobility and the importance of women’s roles in transforming and decarbonising transport, will take place.

Alstom will promote the critical role public transport, specifically rail mobility solutions will play in any country’s sustainable development efforts to address climate change issues.

Moreover, Alstom in collaboration with Ernst & Young (EY) will publish a position paper as a contribution to COP27, on how urban rail transport is critical for Africa to address its sustainability needs, demonstrating its environmental, social, and economic benefits for Africa’s growing cities.

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Cecile Texier, Vice President Sustainability & CSR, Alstom said: “Strong investment in rail will enable the decarbonisation of transport, in addition to many other benefits essential to sustainable development such as equal access to transport, social progress and economic development.

"Transport accounts for more than a quarter of global energy consumption; it is one of the human activities that continues to cause C02 emissions to rise.

"COP27 is an opportunity for Alstom to showcase its commitment to support Net Zero mobility by building innovative, sustainable solutions with a lower carbon footprint, while actively contributing to public debates on sustainable development policies."

Alstom’s mission is to accompany its customers during their transition towards sustainable transport systems by designing and delivering innovative and environmentally-friendly solutions.

Thanks to Alstom's capacity to innovate and a strong R&D programme, the Group offers the best value proposition for its customers, based on the most complete and a high performing portfolio in the industry.

Today, the Group is the only rail player that offers the entire scope of green traction solutions and in-house fuel cell technology, and also has battery and hydrogen trains in passenger operation.

Alstom is a member of a number of organisations and initiatives working towards a greener future including - Transport Decarbonisation Alliance, European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, UNIFE - The European Rail Supply Industry Association and UITP – International Association of Public Transport.

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