Over the last years, the Deutsche Bahn’s Umweltforum (environmental forum) has firmly established itself as the central platform for sustainable mobility. Once a year, decision makers from the political sphere, civil society, the business world and the science realm meet in Berlin to discuss current challenges, expectations and developments in green mobility: How should mobility be shaped in times of climate change? What are the main drivers of innovation? What might concrete solutions for sustainable mobility look like?
The Deutsche Bahn Umweltforum 2021 was held on 7 October, in the St. Elisabeth Church in Berlin.
Guests on the panel included: Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Environment; Michael Kretschmer, Minister-President of the Free State of Saxony; Cem Özdemir, Chairman of the Committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure of the German Bundestag; Holger Kelch, Lord Mayor of Cottbus; Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG; Carsten Spohr, CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG; Dr. Rolf Martin Schmitz, Member of the supervisory board of E.ON SE; Prof. Dr. Kai Niebert, President of the Deutscher Naturschutzring environment association; Jörg-Andreas Krüger, President of the NABU (Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union); Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel, Chairwoman of the German Advisory Council on Global Change; Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research; and Pauline Brünger, Fridays for Future activist.
Deutsche Bahn itself was represented by CEO Dr. Richard Lutz, Board Member for Infrastructure Ronald Pofalla, Board Member for Freight Transport Dr. Sigrid Nikutta, Head of Sustainability Andreas Gehlhaar and Head of Public Affairs Sustainability, Max-Christian Lange.
Anja Bröker, Head of Press Office / Newsroom / Social Media at Deutsche Bahn led through the day.