Putting climate neutrality on track: What works?

OECD Berlin Centre

Official Side Event

19 May
16:30 to 17:30
MPA3, Level 0

Climate neutrality by the middle of the century requires a fundamental transformation of mobility. Rail transport can make a decisive contribution to this, but this requires extensive investment in rail infrastructure, digitization and intermodal networking, a CO2 price that reflects the environmental costs of emissions in road transport, and the right competitive framework. Are Germany, Austria and other OECD countries on the right track to harness the potential of rail for the transport revolution? What course does rail now need to set?


  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Corinna Salander, Director of the German Centre for Railway Traffic Research at the Eisenbahn-Bundesamt (Federal Railway Authority)
  • Eva Kreienkamp, Chairwoman of the Management Board at the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG, Berlin Transport Company)
  • Dagmar Blume, Head of Strategic Projects/Turnkey from Alstom

Moderated by Dr. Nicola Brandt, Head of OECD Berlin Centre