Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) - National decarbonisation strategies in the transport sector: the example of Germany

2017-05-08 11:00 - 12:00 (UTC)
With the historical climate agreement in Paris the international community set itself an ambitious target for climate protection. To reduce global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial level, decarbonisation is the key issue that will define the debate over the future of the world’s energy and transport systems. Germany has the responsibility – like all other countries – to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions. Many countries have already set ambitious targets and identified action areas for emission reductions in the transport sector within their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Germany is a pioneer in the adoption of sustainable mobility, smart mobility and e-mobility concepts. At the same time, coined by its automobile industry, it is facing the challenge of structural transformation. To achieve the greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2030, 2040 and 2050, the transport related oil consumption needs to be drastically reduced. But transformation of the transport sector requires not only the substitution of fossil fuels by renewables. It also requires rethinking and optimising the entire mobility system in a holistic manner - by avoiding unnecessary traffic, shifting to environmentally friendly modes of transport and improving the efficiency of the transport system. The transformation of our transport system is a complex challenge. It can only be achieved if the key players in the fields of politics, economics, science and civil society are working together. In partnership with these key players, Agora Verkehrswende lays the foundation for a comprehensive climate protection strategy for the German transport sector and supports its successful implementation.

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Trainer: Christian Hochfeld & Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk


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Course Outline: In this webinar Christian Hochfeld will provide detailed insight into the decarbonisation strategy of Germany’s transport sector and the intention behind the Agora Transport Transition (Verkehrswende) which acts as intermediary between policy, businesses and civil society.

Dr. Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk has launched the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) at the UN Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016 and will reflect the necessity for a global transformation of the transport sector and how the German development cooperation plans to empower particularly local stakeholders in our partner countries.

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