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11th UIC Sustainability Conference

Thursday 19 July 2012, by Aymeric Boniou

During 3 days the conference delegates have been able to learn where the rail sector stands today, share best practices and help influence where rail should go in future sustainable transport systems, introducing new and sustainable ways of life and business. This includes showing progress of rail on the classical environmental domain, such as energy efficiency and climate change, noise, emissions and polluted soil management, as well as the overall sustainability performance of rail

  • as the backbone for sustainable mobility and transport systems in our society
  • as provider of attractive mobility and transport solutions to our customers
  • with sustaining the mobility and transport business by responsible leadership

By browsing through the Conference website take a look into the future with top global sustainable mobility pioneers!

Conference highlights


  • Zoltan Kazatsay, Deputy Director General of DG MOVE, EU Commission
  • Teresa Ribera, Spanish Secretary of State of Climate Change
  • Concepcion Gutierrez, Spanish Secretary of State of Transport
  • Diego López Garrido, Spanish Secretary of State for the EU
  • Victor Morlán, Spanish Secretary of State of Infrastructure
  • Teófilo Serrano Beltrán, President of Renfe
  • Yoshio Ishida, Chairman of UIC, JR East
  • Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, CEO International Union of Railways
  • Kamela Ernest, United Nations Environment Programme
  • John Inglish President UtahTransit Authority
  • Peder Jensen, European Environment Agency
  • Holger Dalkmann, Transport Research Laboratory
  • Joachim Kettner, Chairman of UIC Environment, Energy & Sustainability

Conference Days 16-17 June

  • Lessons after Copenhagen: the rail challenge!
  • The Spanish Railway Case
  • European Transport Policies
  • Sustainability of High Speed Rail
  • Sustainability best practice and case studies from all over the world
  • Rail Strategies to improve the Environmental Performance
  • UIC Sustainability Awards 2010

Technical visit 18 June (in the morning)-* All participants were invited to join a train trip on the High Speed section Madrid-Segovia of the Madrid-Valladolid HS line. (30 km. tunnels, record bridges, regional high speed trains…and Segovia!)

Call for papers and UIC Sustainability Awards

We would like to thank all who have submitted papers and to congratulate the winners! See more details

Target audience:

This conference was open to all persons concerned with Sustainability & Transport -* especially sustainable railway mobility and logistics solutions.

  • Sustainable Development Managers
  • Environmental Managers & Experts
  • Business strategy managers
  • Technical Experts
  • Procurement Managers
  • Politicians
  • NGO’s