"Münchner Klimaherbst 2019": CO2-pricing and mobility in urban areas
Can a climate tax ease the chaos on the roads of Munich?
Munich was awarded the title of being Germany‘s „Congestion Capital“ multiple times. While many concepts to tackle this problem of large cities in Germany are promising, one is the most prominently discussed: a price on CO2. We would like to invite you to this exciting event to discuss the potential interplay of a climate tax and mobility with renowned experts.
More than 50 hours of traffic congestion per year and citizen are paralyzing Munich. Investments in public transport and bicycle lanes have shown little effect so far. Can a price on CO2 help to solve the congestion problem in German cities? It would set incentives for a more climate friendly transport infrastructure by making car-based transportation more expensive. The transport sector is responsible for 18 per cent of Germany's greenhouse gas emissions after all. But wouldn't such a concept hit commuters the hardest? How can we shape mobility to be more fair and socially balanced?