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Evaluation of the effectiveness of the German federal government with respect to sustainable mobility

  • Transportation is one of the most pressing and least tackled problems for environmental protection and global warming, also in Germany, which is known for its car industry and highways. This thesis analyzes federal legal, fiscal and "soft" measures (such as awareness campaigns) for sustainability in the land transport sector in Germany. It shows the fixation on expensive technical programs such as electric mobility and infrastructure expansion to solve sustainability issues mobility behavior is not attempted to change. Instead of focusing on a traffic avoidance and modal shift, the federal government tries to solve emission problems only by improving engines and technology. The study compares goals and achievements of German politics andTransportation is one of the most pressing and least tackled problems for environmental protection and global warming, also in Germany, which is known for its car industry and highways. This thesis analyzes federal legal, fiscal and "soft" measures (such as awareness campaigns) for sustainability in the land transport sector in Germany. It shows the fixation on expensive technical programs such as electric mobility and infrastructure expansion to solve sustainability issues mobility behavior is not attempted to change. Instead of focusing on a traffic avoidance and modal shift, the federal government tries to solve emission problems only by improving engines and technology. The study compares goals and achievements of German politics and political packaging for sustainable transportation and shows that a massive transition in the transport sector is necessary to ensure affordable, socially just and environmentally friendly mobility for everyone.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Master Thesis
Author:Robert Gruber
URN (citable link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bsz:wup4-opus-43421
University:Universität
Place of University:Köln
Publisher:Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie
Place of Publication:Wuppertal
Year of Publication:2012
Pagenumber:100
Series Title (English):Wuppertaler Studienarbeiten zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung
Volume:4
ISBN:978-3-929944-88-4
Language:English
Division:Energie-, Verkehrs- und Klimapolitik
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Politik
Licence:License LogoIn Copyright - Urheberrechtlich geschützt