Absolute energy consumption and CO2 emissions will continue to rise in passenger transportation and, above all, in the transportation of goods, if the appropriate changes are not made. The triplet “avoid, divert and handle traffic in a sustainable way” must be implemented consistently in order to meet the national and international targets. The remaining energy demand must be met on the basis of renewable energy. This requires solutions from the transportation economy and the energy economy.
Businesses can contribute to the political target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2020 and 95 per cent by 2050 in relation to the total emissions in 1990 in the transportation and mobility sector by making concrete changes to their internal mobility and logistics.
Potential issues and spheres of activity are:
- Carbon-free trade and goods transportation: switching to electric vehicle fleets
- Goods transportation and logistics: safe and effective combined transport
- Optimizing and increasing the appeal of rail transportation by interlinking with other traffic carriers more effectively