Green Transformation

Climate protection

Expanding the rail network

With a comprehensive capital expenditures program running up to 2030, together with the Federal Government we are laying the foundation for the climate-­­friendly transport of the future: infrastructure, tracks, energy supply and stations are being modernized to make the green railway fit for the future as an environmentally friendly mode of transport. This is a central foundation of the transport transition.

Science-­­Based Targets initiative confirms climate targets

On June 9, 2020, our climate target was approved as science-­­based by the Science-­­Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means that DB Group is doing its bit to help achieve the targets of the Paris Agreement.

The starting point for the calculation by SBTi is the Paris climate objectives and the associated absolute reduction pathways for businesses. When assessing the company-­specific reduction targets, SBTi takes into account both the sector and the size of the company. By the end of June 2020, the climate targets of 387 companies worldwide, including just four railways, were confirmed as science-­­based.

This confirmation by SBTi underlines the leading role that DB Group is playing in climate protection. By 2030, we want to more than halve our greenhouse gas emissions compared to 2006 and increase the share of renewable energies in the current traction mix to 80%. We are aiming to be climate neutral by 2050.

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