Green Bond Framework
The Russian Railways Green Bond Framework is prepared in accordance with the requirements of Green Bond Principles 2018 and includes the following main sections:
- Use of proceeds
- Process of project evaluation and selection
- Management of proceeds
For more details on green bonds click here.
|Green Bond Principles - Eligible Green Project Categories||Use of Proceeds||Example Eligible Green Projects||Example Impact Metrics||Relevant SDGs|
Clean Transportation (such as electric, hybrid, public, rail, non-motorised, multi-modal transportation, infrastructure for clean energy vehicles and reduction of harmful emissions);
Financing and/or re-financing of loans relating to acquisition of electric locomotives or trains for passenger transportation.
Acquisition of electric locomotives or trains for passenger transportation
Passenger-kilometers (i.e. the transport of one passenger over one kilometer) and/or passengers;
GHG\CO2 emissions reduced/avoided
11.2 By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all […]
9.1: Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure […]
9.4: By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable […]
Russian Railways project of high-speed trains "Lastochka" falling within the Eligible Green Project Category of Clean Transportation from ICMA1.
Manufacturer: Ural Locomotives Ltd. based on Siemens Desiro design
The ES2G Lastochka electric train with asynchronous traction motors is designed to carry passengers on railways with a gauge of 1,520 mm in suburban and regional transportation. The flexibility of the internal layout allows the optimal adaptation of the electric train to the various operation requirements:
- Electric train type - ES2G Standard / ES2G Premium;
- Constructional speed, km / h - 160;
- Rated voltage on the current collector, kV (Hz) - 3;
- Main compositeness - 5;
- Power, kW - 2 932;
- Traction force, kN - 280;
- Load from wheelset on rails, kN - 186;
- Length, m - 130;
- Width, mm - 3 480;
- The number of seats – 368, 4 places for wheelchairs, 18 folding seats, 427 standing places / 326 seats, 2 places for wheelchairs.
In comparison with car and airline transport, transport by "Lastochka" trains is associated with lower environmental impacts2:
2 Source: http://ecopassenger.org Values are given for the route Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod.