Date and Time
Tuesday November 27, 2018
3:30 pm-4:15 pm Central European Time
When measured by the emissions generated during the “use phase,” rail is one of the most climate-friendly modes of transport: It contributes less than two percent of EU emissions despite having more than eight percent of market share. However, the rail industry supply chain includes energy-intensive raw materials, infrastructure development, manufacturing, and maintenance/overhaul, as well as end-of-life/recycling, all of which have significant impacts. Serious effort is needed to address the full climate impacts of the rail supply chain.
Railsponsible is a collaborative initiative of railway companies focused on sustainable procurement. Current members are leading railway operators and rail manufacturers: Alstom, Bombardier, CAF, Deutsche Bahn, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, Knorr-Bremse, Nederlandse Spoorwegen, NMBS, OBB, SBB, SKF, SNCF, and Wabtec. To help the railway industry reduce its overall climate impact, the members of Railsponsible have developed a position paper on climate, setting out possible commitments and activities for both Railsponsible members and for their business partners in the sector.
To build on the momentum generated by this paper, Railsponsible invites all railway suppliers to join a webinar to learn about actions you can take to make a positive contribution to the fight against climate change.