The Pathways Coalition
Formed by E.ON, H&M Group, Scania and Siemens, the coalition aims to accelerate the decarbonisation of heavy transport.
Transport is the second largest source of global CO2 emissions and currently contributes nearly a quarter of global emissions. To reach the Paris climate target, it is essential to fully decarbonise heavy commercial transport. The transition requires an unprecedented pace of new technology adoption in mobility industries and adjacent sectors. It will require dramatic changes across all sectors in the form of new technologies, new infrastructure, and completely new business models. To achieve full sales penetration of fossil free powertrain technologies by 2040, we need an adoption rate growth of at least 5-10 % per year across regions.
The Pathways Study concludes that a transition to decarbonised heavy transport is not only possible but also financially attractive from a societal perspective. However, to tackle the challenge and speed up the pace of change, cooperation across sectors is necessary. The four companies that have formed The Pathways Coalition thus represent different parts of the value chain; infrastructure provision, energy solutions and supply, vehicle manufacturing as well as retail with the transport buyer perspective.
The coalition has initiated a plan for 2019 and 2020 to support the overall objective to reach zero emissions in line with the Paris agreement by accelerating the pace of change. The plan includes to:
- Build knowledge on the pathways towards fossil free heavy-duty transports to gain deeper insight into drivers and obstacles to change. Knowledge is built with a focus on local markets as well as on a global level.
- Embrace new technologies and innovation.
- Initiate high impact projects in key markets to increase knowledge and gain deeper insight into drivers and obstacles to change. The main goal of all projects is to drive transformation.
- Cooperate to identify high impact innovations and partnerships within the operations of the coalition members, as well as their respective ecosystems.
- Share learnings, insights and knowledge with other stakeholders to inspire others to follow and empower them to act.
- Communicate as an industry voice, act as ambassadors of enlightenment in public and motivate policy makers to drive rapid change in the transport sector.
- Invite new members to join that can contribute to the main targets of the Coalition.
The members of The Pathways Coalition have formed a steering group that meets regularly to define roadmaps and assess progress. As a support for executing strategies and activities, an external project management office has been set up. The member companies commit to the vision of the Coalition, to the objective to reach zero CO2e latest by year 2050, to contribute with real action in the partnership and to contribute funds in accordance with joint decisions. New members are admitted through consensus decisions in the steering group.