Alstom to demonstrate role rail can play in global decarbonization efforts at COP27

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A delegation from Alstom will be attending the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Egypt next month to showcase the progress and options available to decarbonize the transport sector, as well as exchange on green transport solutions for the future.

During the second week of the event, which will be held from November 6-18, 2022, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Alstom will participate in transport focused events with other changemakers, where meaningful discussions about sustainable mobility and the importance of women’s roles in transforming and decarbonizing 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.

​“Strong investment in rail will enable the decarbonization 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,” said Cécile Texier, vice president of sustainability & CSR at Alstom. 

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