Ecoship travels to Berlin for the launch of a new project to decarbonize transportation
On April 10, the Ecoship team took part in a panel discussion organized for the launch of the very innovative research project: “T4<2” standing for “Transport for under 2°” in Berlin, Germany. The new aspect of this project comes from the theme and the scope of the research. For the next two years, the project team will have the task of unraveling the complexity of the global transport and mobility sectors and to give indications – and potentially – a roadmap, for its global transformation towards its decarbonization by mid-century.
Panelists to the event highlighted the progress being made in several regions of the world and in specific parts of the mobility sector, particularly in terms of electrification and urban mobility. However, many challenges lie ahead, one of them being the maritime transport and aviation sectors as pointed out by Maria de la Fuente, Sustainability Advisor to the Peace Boat Ecoship. In the event also participated Rolando Castro Córdoba, Vice Minister of Energy, Costa Rica; Michaela Spaeth, Director for Energy and Climate Policies, German Federal Foreign Office; Dr. Günter Hörmandinger, Deputy Executive Director, Agora Verkehrswende; and Vera Scholz, Director of Division Climate Change, Environment, Infrastructure, GIZ.
The “T4<2” project is an initiative of the Foreign Office of Germany and will be carried out jointly by the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), the Agora Verkehrswende (the German platform for the transition of the transport sector) and the World Economic Forum (WEF). The event took place in parallel with the 2019 Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (https://2019.energydialogue.berlin/).
For more information about the project and its progress, visit its new website here.