In pursuing its lending activity, EUROFIMA supports economic growth, social equality and environmental sustainability in its member States. In particular, rail transport serves as the backbone for sustainable mobility. Rail transport plays a key role in addressing road congestion, air pollution and climate change, by providing a low-carbon mobility alternative. According to the International Energy Agency and the International Union of Railways, the transport sector is responsible for nearly 23% of energy-based CO2 emissions. However, the average greenhouse gas emissions of rail transport are approximately 85% lower than the average emissions of road and air transport.
EUROFIMA’s commitment to promoting a low-carbon transport sector is shown through its current CHF 15.1 billion portfolio of loans provided to the railway sector. Its contribution to accessible, safe and affordable transport has aided the railway sector in increasing the number of passengers, in making the transport service safer, faster and more comfortable, and in reducing CO2 emissions.