At just under 20 percent, the transport sector is the third-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Germany. According to the goals of the federal government, CO2 emissions in this sector must be reduced by at least 40 percent by 2030 compared with 1990 levels. However, the transport sector is the only area in which no significant CO2 reductions have been recorded in Germany since 1990. Since the vast majority (94 percent) of transport emissions are attributable to road traffic, individual mobility behavior can have a strong influence on CO2 emissions in the transport sector.
We are working together with experts from transport and mobility research institutions and with customers from politics and industry to find solutions for sustainable and sufficiency-oriented mobility behavior among consumers. In doing so, we analyze transport policy measures as well as behavior-based instruments for initiating and consolidating sustainable mobility behavior patterns, evaluate their acceptance through surveys, experiments, focus groups or interviews, and provide concrete recommendations for action.