The members of the steering committee for the “Train to Paris” campaign met on 3 June 2015 at UIC headquarters in Paris to discuss the next steps of the campaign. Members shared the ongoing preparation of each train and their programme: conferences, debates, activities to raise awareness during their journey to France.
Less than 200 days remain before trains from across Asia and Europe arrive in Paris before COP21, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change. These trains will be bringing not only leading figures and experts in sustainable development but also NGOs, youth organizations, and members of civil society united in the goal of building a sustainable future and promoting rail as one of the backbones of sustainable transport systems.
Now is the time to start sharing the details of this unprecedented event with the greatest possible number of people. Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, UIC Director General, had the opportunity to present this Campaign to Transport Ministers during the International Transport Forum in Leipzig last week.
We encourage everyone to visit our dedicated website Traintoparis.org, to follow the campaign on Twitter @trainCOP21 and to “Like” the Train to Paris page on Facebook.
For more information on this campaign please contact Marie-Luz Philippe, Event Coordinator: philippe at uic.org