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Alstom to demonstrate the importance of rail in global decarbonisation efforts at COP27

The world’s eyes will soon be on Sharm el Sheik in Egypt, as delegates from across the globe convene for the COP27 conference.

During the second week of the conference, Alstom will participate in transport focused events with other inspiring changemakers, where meaningful discussions about sustainable mobility and the importance of women’s roles in transforming and decarbonising transport, will take place.

The organisation has been participating in the conference since #COP21 in Paris. and is keenly involved. Cécile Texier, vice president for sustainability and CSR at Alstom 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 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.”

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.

Confirmed events with Alstom participants include the following:

Friday 11 November, 1.30pm, Canada Pavillion

Topic: Africa & Green Mobility Challenges

With Mama Sougoufara, ,managing director, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, Alstom Group 

Tuesday 15 November, 3pm to 4.30pm, AMON15 Pavilion

Topic: Active Travel

With Cécile Texier, vice president Sustainability and CSR, Alstom Group

Tuesday 15 November, 4.45pm to 5.15pm, We Mean Business Coalition Pavilion

Topic: Circularity & Resilient Supply Chains

With Marc Granger, chief strategy and integration officer, Alstom Group#

Wednesday 16 November, 11am, Islamic Dev Bank Pavilion

Topic: Islamic Dev Bank

With Andrew DeLeone, president of Africa, Middle East and Central Asia Region, Alstom Group or another Alstom leader

Thursday 17 November, 4pm, Egypt Pavilion

Topic: GHG Reduction Through Mobility

With Ramy Salah El Din, managing director of Egypt, Alstom Group

Date TBC, We Mean Business Pavilion

Topic: Women Get on Board

With Cécile Texier, vice president sustainability and CSR, Alstom Group

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