The transport sector plays a crucial role in achieving German, European and global climate targets. But policymakers are pursuing three goals with transport policy that cannot be reconciled. First, emissions in the transport sector are to be sharply reduced. Second, the transport policy framework is not to be fundamentally changed. Third, the financial burden on consumers resulting from a CO2 price is to be kept low. The German government now has the opportunity to embark on a mobility transition. However, this requires honestly dealing with trade-offs, Michael Jakob writes in the Tagesspiegel.
Dr. Michael Jakob