Hosting of the 23rd Environmental Forum
Our Environmental Forum has firmly established itself as the central platform for environment-related issues in the mobility sector. About 200 decision makers from politics, economy, society, associations and science met at the conference. At the Environmental Forum 2019, the key theme of mobility in times of climate change was discussed, including with German Minister of the Environment Svenja Schulze, the First Mayor of Hamburg, Dr. Peter Tschentscher, Chairman of the DB Supervisory Board, Michael Odenwald, Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Richard Lutz, and the Member of the Management Board responsible for Digitalization and Technology, Prof. Dr. Sabina Jeschke.
Advisory Board for the Middle Rhine Valley/Noise Remediation Report 2019
In the year under review a further meeting of the Advisory Board for a Quieter Middle Rhine Valley took place. The members of the Advisory Board were informed about the current status of the implementation of the noise remediation measures. A total of about € 139 million will be invested in additional noise-reducing projects in the coming years on both sides of the Rhine.
In the noise remediation report by DB Group, we present the key progress of our activities to reduce rail transport noise.
Summit meeting with environmental associations
On November 25, 2019, DB Group held its annual dialog with the leaders of the environmental associations Association for the Environment and Nature Protection in Germany (Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland), German Nature Protection Association (Deutscher Naturschutzring; DNR), German Environmental Aid (Deutsche Umwelthilfe; DUH), Greenpeace, German Nature Conservation Association (Naturschutzbund Deutschland; NABU) and Transport Club of Germany (Verkehrsclub Deutschland; VCD). The focus was on the Green Transformation: the specific focus was on how DB Group intends to shift more traffic to green rail, how the rail network is being further electrified, and how DB Group is publicly positioned as a green mobility provider.