Rail giant Alstom is set to demonstrate the key role rail can play in global decarbonisation efforts at the forthcoming COP27 climate conference.
A delegation from the firm, which has its UK train-making site in Derby, will be attending the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference, to be held from 6 to 18 November, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
During the second week of the conference, Alstom will participate in transport focused events with other changemakers, where discussions about sustainable mobility and the importance of women’s roles in transforming and decarbonising transport, will take place.
Cecile Texier, Alstom’s vice-president for CSR and sustainability, 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 the firm to showcase the progress and options available to decarbonise the transport sector, as well as exchange on green transport solutions for the future.
At COP27, it 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.
Alstom works with its customers to design and deliver innovative and environmentally friendly solutions.
Today, it 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.
Cecile said: “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.”