On the 5th of April these challenges were discussed by a group of high-level experts from around Europe. The dynamic seminar took place during Change Makers Lab, a sustainability event arranged by H&M in Berlin. Eric Hannon, partner at McKinsey in Frankfurt, introduced the seminar with a brief summary of the conclusions from the Pathways study on how global heavy-duty transports can transition in time to fulfil the Paris agreement. Three panels then discussed how European leadership can ensure a turn-around and a rapid transition, which solutions will be the most important, where in the value chain should which actions be taken, who will pay the price, how can cooperation be a tool to meet the challenges and are the right decisions taken by the European politicians to support the speedy transition needed.
Participants in order of appearance:
- Eric Hannon, Partner, McKinsey, Frankfurt
- Emma Nehrenheim, Chief Environmental Officer, Northvolt
- Åsa Pettersson, Head of Public Affairs & Sustainability, Scania
- Pierpaolo Cazzola, Senior Energy and Transport Analyst, The International Energy Agency
- Kathrin Brost, Global Head of Go-Green, DHL Global Forwarding
- Massimo D’Alessandro, Director – Sustainability and innovation, HAVI
- Sophie Punte, Executive Director of the Smart Freight Centre
- Lina Odéen, Sustainability manager Global logistics, H&M Group
- Ottmar Edenhofer, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
- Alexandre Paquot, Head of Road Transport Unit, DG Climate Action, European Commission
- Marc Hoffmann, CEO E.ON Sweden
The seminar was moderated by Malin Forsgren and Mikael Karlsson, 2050 Consulting.