German Mobility and Fuels Strategy

The German government plans to develop a broadly designed and technology-open mobility and fuels strategy in the years 2012 and 2013.

All forms of innovative technologies and energy sources should be considered in order to reduce both final energy consumption and CO2 emissions. In 2012, a consultation of experts in the fields of industry, business, academia, research, civil society and politics takes place.

Approach

IFOK and the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy are responsible for the strategy development and organization of the process, initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development. The aims of the consultation process are:

  • to consolidate the many currently co-existing but different forms of energy, fuel sources, technologies, partners, actors, programs and strategies.
  • to foster a common understanding of the goals and potential measures for the strategy among actors from politics, business, academia, research and civil society.

Results

In August 2012 the German Federal Committee for Sustainable Development formally acknowledged the process as the 'flagship project' of the national sustainable strategy, praising its innovative and exemplary character, the effective cooperation between various actors and its contribution to the spread of the thought on sustainability.


Related E-I member