CLIMATE:LAB #2 Climate-friendly Travel
Mobilität Event

CLIMATE:Lab #2 Climate-friendly Travel – How the Transport Transition in Berlin & Brandenburg can succeed



The CLIMATE:Lab series was launched in December 2020. Each event is dedicated to a specific topic: information is provided on various research topics, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects are presented and discussed with the audience.

The second event is dedicated to climate-friendly mobility and the transport transition.

Bild: Romina Becker

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 4-5.30 pm

Climate-friendly Travel - How the Transport Transition in Berlin & Brandenburg can succeed

In order to make transport in Berlin more climate-friendly and humane in the future, the Berlin Mobility Act was passed in the House of Representatives a few years ago. The aim was to improve cycling, walking and the use of public transport in particular. The coronavirus crisis and the increased need for cycle paths in German cities have made it clear how quickly and effectively changes in transport are possible.

So what lessons and conclusions can be drawn from recent years for climate-friendly, active mobility in the future?
What challenges will the urban planning and energy sectors have to face?
Are there lessons and conclusions that we can draw from the coronavirus crisis?

Short inputs from science, business and politics:

  • Prof. Dr. Kai Nagel I Head of the Department of Transport System Planning and Transport Telematics, TU Berlin
  • Susanne Henckel I Managing Director of Verkehrsverbund Berlin Brandenburg VBB
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Steinbach I Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy of the State of Brandenburg

Virtual panel with further guests incl. Q&A:

  • Dr. Erika von Schneidemesser I Research Group Leader Climate Change and Air Quality, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
  • Kathrin Hoffmann I Project Manager Innovation, Berlin Agency for Electromobility eMO


The event will be moderated by Carel Mohn, editor-in-chief at

As part of the online event, research projects by (young) scientists and spin-offs of the participating partners were presented via video pitch.


Berit Petzsch


Berit Petzsch
Referentin Projektmanagement & Kommunikation