The UN Climate Change Conference is currently taking place in Madrid. Highlighting its message, Transfesa Logistics is using one of its locomotives to spread the summit’s #TimetoAct message across freight routes in Spain. They are also calling for further support for rail freight due to its environmental benefits over other transport modes.
Transfesa Logistics has vinyl wrapped both the #TimetoAct as well as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 13 “Action for Climate” message on to its freight train. The locomotive delivered this message to Valencia on Wednesday 11 December and to Seville the following day. Through this, the company is showing support for this global summit, which will run in Madrid until tomorrow, 13 December.
Transfesa Logistics says rail freight emits 9 times less CO2 than would be produced through road travel. A modal shift to rail from road is one of the vital components in keeping warming to below the necessary 1.5 degrees.
“Transfesa Logistics is completely in line with the climate summit. We aim to foster awareness of the need for all of us to do what we can to contribute to a more sustainable world and to reduce our impact on the environment.”
Transfesa Logistics, a founding partner of the Global Pact, is taking the initiative to spread the Sustainable Development Goal message. They have chosen to focus on goal number 13, “Action for Climate”, due to its relevance to the rail transport sector. Another train that has been spreading the message about the importance of protecting our climate is Noah’s Train, which recently visited Barcelona and Madrid. This was part of a campaign by the Rail Freight Forward coalition, of which Transfesa Logistics is a part. They hope to see the use of rail freight in the transport of modal goods shift from 18% to 30% by 2030. The RFF say that this action would cut down CO2 emissions by 290 million tonnes within the next 10 years.
“it is more necessary than ever before to promote intermodal transport and to increase the share of rail freight wherever possible in order to reduce the impact of the transport sector on the environment. Industry, infrastructure and rail operators and the government should all work together to transfer freight from roads to rail, setting up intermodal goods traffic in which rail freight is the backbone.”
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