IEA-UIC Railway Handbook
IEA-UIC Energy and CO2 Railway Handbook aims to provide insights into the rail sector’s developments over the past decades in terms of tracks implementation, electrification, high-speed rail growth and the sector’s energy and carbon performance.
The data presented in each handbook was compiled from IEA statistics and inputs from UIC members (Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer) to provide solid and consistent information to policy and decision makers, promoting the role of sustainable transport as one of the key actors towards a more energy efficient and low carbon future.
This work also enables the IEA to provide more comprehensive and reliable rail data to the Mobility Model, the IEA’s analytical tool for global transport activity, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Railway Handbook 2017
Published: 30 November 2017
The 2017 edition of the Railway Handbook on Energy Consumption and CO2 emissions is the sixth publication of this series. As in previous editions, this handbook aims to provide the latest insights into the rail sector’s developments of transport activity, energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
Part I of this handbook presents railway statistics related to the energy and CO2 emission performance of the transport sector. Whereas last year’s edition presented new statistics for the year 2013 only, this year’s edition adds new data for two consecutive years, meaning statistics for 2014 and 2015 are included. Part II of this handbook features an in-depth analysis of passenger rail services, with a focus on urban and high-speed rail.
Railway Handbook 2016
Published: 30 November 2016
The production of the Railway Handbook 2016 has been an important opportunity to strengthen the collaboration between the IEA and the UIC. This relationship has served to enrich and improve the knowledge of activity, energy and emissions data associated with the railway sector.
Part I of this year’s Handbook is dedicated to presenting the most significant data and trends concerning energy consumption and CO2 emissions from the rail sector, focusing on the most important Regions in terms of rail activity, namely EU 28, USA, Japan, Russia, India and China. In the context of the historic outcome of the 21st Conference of Parties in December last year, it was decided to dedicate Part II of the Railway Handbook 2016 to sustainability targets, framing an overview of the targets set by railway companies and countries alike.
Railway Handbook 2015
Published: 30 November 2015
The collaboration of the IEA and the UIC in collecting, elaborating, and presenting activity, energy, and CO2 emissions data was carried out for the fourth time through the release of the Railway Handbook 2015. For this edition, significant methodological improvements were implemented leading to better consistency between the different indicators presented in this Handbook, in addition to updates of the global data, as well as regional breakdowns for those regions that we consider the most relevant from the point of view of transport activity: European Union, USA, Japan, Russia, India, and China.
This edition devotes particular attention to the energy efficiency of rail vehicles. This is achieved by providing information on the energy efficiency of trains in different world regions, with a richer set of indicators for the European Union.
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Events & workshops
May27May 27, 2019 13:34
PublicationGlobal EV Outlook 2019Vancouver, Canada
May27May 27, 2019 09:00
WorkshopExpert panel on electrification in transportVancouver, Canada
Jan30January 30, 2019 17:13
PublicationPublication: The Future of Rail – Opportunities for energy and the environmentNew Delhi, India
Jan17January 17, 2019 18:40
WebinarWebinar: Bioenergy forecasts for heat, power and transportParis, France
Dec12December 12, 2018 14:45
COP24Environmental efforts by the Japanese auto industryKatowice, Poland (Japan Pavilion)
Dec10December 10, 2018 12:00
COP24Addressing urban air quality: An urgent environmental issueKorea Pavilion, COP24, Katowice, Poland
Dec7December 07, 2018 15:00
COP24Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action Transport DayCOP 24, Katowice, Poland (Climate Action Room Lubelskie (Zone A)
Dec6December 06, 2018 13:30
COP24Sectoral Deep Decarbonisation Addressing Climate Change COP24, Katowice, Poland (China Pavilion)
Dec4December 04, 2018 16:30
COP24Sustainable Development Today and Tomorrow: Smog - a shared problemKatowice, Poland: Park Inn by Radisson
Dec4December 04, 2018 14:30
COP24Tracking clean energy progress: where are we along the road of energy transitions?Katowice, Poland: EU Pavilion, Room Brussels
Dec4December 04, 2018 13:15
COP24Do we even need railroads and ships in the 21st century?Katowice, Poland: Nordic Pavilion
Dec4December 04, 2018 12:30
COP24Declaration Driving Change Together – Katowice Partnership for Electromobility Katowice, Poland: Lubelskie Climate Action Room 3
Sep24September 24, 2018 09:00
WorkshopGlobal Rail and Energy Workshop International Union of Railways (UIC), Paris
Sep10September 10, 2018 09:00
WorkshopJoint workshop by the IEA and the European Commission on Electrofuels European Commission, Brussels
Jun13June 13, 2018 09:00
May28May 28, 2018 09:00
WorkshopCEM - EVI Pilot City Forum 2018Helsinki
Mar8March 08, 2018 00:00
WorkshopIEA Experts’ Dialogue on Material Trends in TransportCentre de Conférence du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères (CCM), Paris
Mar7March 07, 2018 00:00
WorkshopBatteries for Electric MobilityCentre de Conférence du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères (CCM), Paris
Feb7February 07, 2018 16:00
Webinar: Digitalization & EnergyParis, France
Oct12October 12, 2017 09:00
WorkshopTowards a Consumer-Driven Energy System: Understanding Human BehaviourHosted by the Technical University of Denmark
Nov8November 08, 2016 09:00
WorkshopThe future role of trucks for energy and environmentBrussels
May10May 10, 2016 09:00
WorkshopIEA Workshop on Transport, Energy Efficiency & BehaviourIEA, Paris
Dec8December 08, 2015 13:30
WorkshopHigh-level event on Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs)Netherlands Pavilion at COP 21
May4May 04, 2015 09:00
WorkshopTowards a Global EV MarketGoyang, Korea
Apr29April 29, 2015 16:51
WorkshopHeavy-Duty Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Regulations New Delhi, India
Jul9July 09, 2013 09:00
WorkshopHydrogen Roadmap WorkshopParis, France
Jun11June 11, 2013 15:07
WorkshopEnergy Efficiency Indicators Workshop Paris, France
May22May 22, 2013 09:53
WorkshopMobility: Technology Priorities and Strategic Urban PlanningEspoo, Finland