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Ways to Carbon Neutral Mobility

Ways to Carbon Neutral Mobility

Delivered 9 September 2020 - from 15.00 to 16.00 BST

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In her inaugural speech as Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen announced the Green Deal for Europe. An essential requirement of the Green Deal is to reduce the CO2 emissions of the European Community by 2030 to a much greater extent than the current reduction target of -40% compared to 1990.

The transport sector is responsible for approximately 25% of the total CO2 emissions of the European Community and, contrary to the trend in total emissions over the last 30 years, it has not shown any reductions. The central instrument for CO2 reduction is the specification of CO2 fleet limits for new cars, which, for example, require a reduction of 37.5% for passenger cars by 2030 compared to 2020/2021. In order to achieve these targets, ambitious electrification in the coming years is already mandatory.

This conference discusses possible solution elements which, beyond meeting the fleet limits, will allow current climate targets to be achieved and, eventually, to achieve even more ambitious targets; and will show how identifying and tracking batteries can help capture and quantify greenhouse gas emissions so they can be measured and offset.

The conference was moderated by Philipp Ellett, Manager Climate Protection Policy at Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA); with presentations from Björn Noack, Director, Systems Engineering Powertrain Functions Commercial Vehicle at Robert Bosch GmbH; and Carrie George, Vice President, Head of Sustainability Solutions for Everledger presenting for the first 40-minutes followed by a short Q&A.


Philipp Ellett
Manager Climate Protection Policy
Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA)




Björn Noack
Director, Systems Engineering Powertrain Functions Commercial Vehicle
Robert Bosch GmbH                                                           


Carrie George
Vice President, Head of Sustainability Solutions