“Clean Air – Made in Germany” published

“Air quality in German cities is as high as the air quality in rural areas 20 years ago. We reduced carbon monoxide (CO) by 90 per cent, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) by 90 per cent, benzene by more than 95 per cent, nitrogen oxides by 90 per cent and particulate matter by 70 per cent. This means we achieved a massive reduction of air pollution in Germany.” says Dr.-Ing. Axel Friedrich (Technical Chemist from the Technical University of Berlin), who contributed an interview to the publication “Clean Air – Made in Germany”.

It informs about stakeholders, legal initiatives and measures which contribute to the high level of air quality in Germany. As traffic is a main contributor to air pollution, special emphasis is given to what can be done to reduce pollutant emissions from the transport sector.

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Smart Mobility Roundtable in Leipzig

Smart Mobility Roundtable

Die German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility war auf dem „New Mobility Kongress“ in Leipzig vom 27.-29. Oktober 2014 nicht nur mit dem Messestand präsent, sondern veranstaltete auch den ersten GPSM-Roundtable zum Thema Smart Mobility.

Während des dreitägigen Kongresses in Leipzig wurden innovative Mobilitätskonzepte, -produkte und -dienstleistungen diskutiert und präsentiert. Der GPSM-Stand erfreute sich regen Zulaufs und machte viele deutsche Akteure erstmalig auf die Partnerschaft aufmerksam. Am Montag informierte sich eine Delegation aus der VR China im Rahmen einer Fachstudienreise zum Thema „Capacity Building für Innovationen in alten Industrieregionen“ über die GPSM.

Am Runden Tisch wurde nach einer Vorstellungsrunde im Rahmen von Kurzvorträgen von Manfred Schmid, Patrik Akermann und Michael Abraham und einem Bericht zu Car-Sharing in China von Christian Hochfeld die Entwicklung von new mobility näher beleuchtet. Bei der anschließenden Diskussion zu besonderen Herausforderungen in Entwicklungs- und Schwellen-ländern wurden zukünftige Aktivitäten und Handlungsfelder der GPSM im Bereich Smart Mobility besprochen. Anschließend wurden in informeller Runde Gespräche vertieft und direkte Kontakte geknüpft.

Am Smart Mobility Roundtable nahmen unter anderem Michael Abraham (TU Berlin), Patrik Akermann (Siemens), Thorsten Bähr (Verkehrswende e.V.), Thomas Hofmann (DB Rent und DB Fuhrpark Service), Alexander Maasch (chemmedia), Manfred Schmid (Universität Stuttgart), Benjamin Stammberger (PB-Consult), Dennis Steinsiek (nextbike), Johannes Theißen (team red), Lukas Sroka (Stadt Leipzig, Uni Leipzig), Markus Delfs (GIZ), Christian Hochfeld (GIZ) und Alexander Jung (GIZ) teil.

First meetings of the GPSM friends with international Delegates at InnoTrans

innotransThe German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility (GPSM) shared its initiative at its booth at the InnoTrans fair on September 23 to 26. Three delegations from Ecuador & Brazil and further selected countries invited by the Federal Foreign Office visited the young initiative. The GPSM friends had the opportunity to meet with the delegates informally and exchange experiences.

InnoTrans is an international trade fair for transport with approximately 3,000 exhibitors and 100,000 expert visitors. On Tuesday September 23, two delegations from Brazil and Ecuador met with GPSM colleagues for an informal exchange about sustainable mobility solutions at the GPSM InnoTrans booth, and later had a joint lunch at the Funkturm Stadium.

 

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Enabling Change, the German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility

Kick-off event at International Transport Forum

The GPSM held its first public event, “Enabling Change: The German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility” on May 22 at ITF 2014, attracting more than 80 representatives from businesses, academia, civil society and associations.

Franz Marré (BMZ) and Falk Heinen (BMUB) introduced the GPSM‘s objectives, challenges and its future direction in the beginning of the session. Through enhanced dialogue between developed and developing countries, the GPSM aims to support the implementation of sustainable transport solutions in a comprehensive manner. Rehana Moosajee gave the keynote speech; as a former mayoral committee member for transport in Johannesburg, South Africa, she focused on experiences and challenges from emerging countries and the role of international cooperation in sustainable mobility.Read more