Emissions from rail transport are projected to increase by 600% by 2050, following an increase in overall rail transport. Sustainable rail freight faces challenges from among others international harmonization efforts, facilitation of border crossings, safety, security, and CO2 reduction..

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Please note that this is work in progress. Summaries are only provided for organizations with a global or regional scope and not for organizations focusing on a single country.

Last updated in April 2016.

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