2017 Integrated Report – Departure into a new era

Progress in climate protection

The Paris climate agreement is an important milestone in the reduction of global greenhouse gases. In order to achieve the climate targets set in the Paris Agreement and the associated environmental targets of the German Federal Government for the transport sector, it is essential to strengthen low-emissions rail transport. We are making our contribution to this with the continuous increase in energy efficiency in our TOCs and the increasing use of electricity from renewable energies.

The shift of passenger car, truck and air traffic to the green rail system will result in less climate-damaging greenhouse gases. We support the shift of traffic with new attractive offers, such as the Berlin – Munich high-speed line or the exclusive use of eco-power at DB Long-Dis­­­­tance. From January 1, 2018, all passengers will be traveling on our electrically powered long-distance trains using 100% renewable energies across Germany.

In a first step, we want to keep greenhouse gas emissions from our worldwide transport outside Germany constant until 2030, despite increasing transport volumes. To this end, our carriers are increasing the efficiency of transport services and are working on more sustainable transport solutions.

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