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Dr. Markus Wagner

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Markus Wagner works as Project Manager in the projects Mobility and Fuels Strategy as a Contribution to the Traffic Transition in China—Pilot Project in the Jing-Ji-Ji Region and Support and Advice of Sino-German Cooperation on Electro-Mobility – Phase II. He is responsible, among other things, for developing ideas for technical studies on topics relating to mobility and fuels. He focuses on policy and market developments in the area of electro-mobility.

The second Transport and Climate Change (TCC) Week, which included the Climate Action in Mobility Conference (CAMC), highlighted the importance and need of a transformational change in the transport sector to limit global warming by developing climate-friendly solutions. It was hosted by GIZ on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) in Berlin from 24 to 28 September 2018. This year’s event focused on digital mobility, new business models and innovative planning in the transport sector. Nearly 200 experts and officials from ministries, institutions and city authorities from 20 countries, many from developing and emerging economies, exchanged their experiences in shaping the transport sector and discussed how to achieve a paradigm shift in transport around the world. The TCC Week started with a series of workshops on various topics in the field of sustainable transport, initiating expert dialogues with colleagues from around the…

Within the framework of the project “Mobility and Fuels Strategy (MFS) as a Contribution to the Transport Transition in China – Pilot in the Jing-Jin-Ji Region”, Mr. Ralf Fiedler from the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services (CML) travelled to China from 21 to 24 August 2018. The goal of his visit was to work with the Tianjin Research Institute for Water Transport Engineering (TIWTE) under the Chinese Ministry of Transport (MOT) on identifying suitable project topics for the ongoing Chinese-German MFS cooperation in the field of green port development. In the following months, TIWTE, Fraunhofer CML and GIZ in China will carry out three joint studies that are dealing with the analysis and evaluation of energy efficiency in automatic container terminals, the optimization and promotion policies of shore-to-ship power supply systems as well as concepts for conversion towards green ports. In order to further facilitate the exchange between…

Developments in the field of New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) in China have exceeded all expectations. The Middle Kingdom is by far the largest market for NEVs, with 50 % of global passenger cars being sold here (International Energy Agency (IEA), 2018). The numbers for NEVs are ever increasing: in the first half of 2018, NEV sales already reached 412,000, up from 195,000 vehicles sold in the first half of the previous year (Center for Automotive Management (CAM), 2018). Overall, China has taken a pioneering role in the e-mobility sector, with numerous Chinese cities on their way to having a fully electrified bus fleet by 2020, if not sooner. China’ s quick progress in the electro-mobility field is as much a result of industrial policy considerations as environmental concerns. A comprehensive electro-mobility ecosystem is a foundational aspect of what China regards as a strategic industry in the coming decades, supported by…

How can big data technologies and New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) contribute to a cleaner and more intelligent urban mobility in China and worldwide? This question took center stage at the 9th COTA-World Bank China Transport Forum on 8 July 2018 in Beijing, hosted by Tsinghua University and jointly organized by the Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA), World Bank and the World Resources Institute (WRI). This forum takes place every year at the annual COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP) and strives to underscore the largest challenges and prospects for China’s transport development. It offers a platform for knowledge-sharing and exchange on best practices among COTA members, government officials, researchers, practitioners and the private sector from China and abroad. The 2018 forum on “Clean and Intelligent Urban Mobility” shed light on the subject areas urban public transport infrastructure, emerging technologies as well as advanced mobility services. In the opening remarks,…

Successful continuation of the cooperation between the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) – We are proud to implement the second commissioning by BMVI “Energising Transport and Mobility: Mobility and Fuels Strategy as a Contribution to the Transport Transition in China – Pilot in the Jing-Jin-Ji Region”. This new project started in January 2017 and is based on the first commissioning by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) in 2015. The project has been implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport (MoT) of the People’s Republic of China and its think tank Transport Planning and Research Institute (TPRI). The purpose of the project was to identify current development trends, barriers and prospects of key segments for a Mobility and Fuels Strategy (MFS) in China. Particular emphasis was given to transport demand, fuels and…

Supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission, the “New Energy Transportation International Forum”, co-hosted by Shanghai Transportation Trade Association and Shine Consultant, was successfully held in Shanghai on 10th and 11th January 2017. Mobility and transport are the backbone of a country’s society. From a global perspective, the entire transportation sector (passenger and freight transport) is responsible for nearly one quarter of all CO2 emissions. Even though countries such as Germany, for example, achieved significant efficiency improvements in the past (e. g. reduction in CO2 emissions per kilometer of passenger cars), the total greenhouse gas emissions within the sector have barely dropped due to an extensive rise in transport performance. This partially repeals the improvements already achieved in climate and environmental protection and shows that the absolute contribution to climate protection and the proportion of renewable energy use in the transport sector…

Supported by the Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission and GIZ, the “2017 New Energy Transportation International Forum”, co-hosted by Shanghai Transportation Trade Association and Shine Consultant, will be held on 10th -11th January, 2017 in Shanghai. This forum aims to provide an efficient communication platform to the new energy vehicle industry participants to introduce the latest regulations and policies, advanced technologies and operation experiences. Experts from government, top 10 OEMs, public transportation operators, EV charging station producers, car rental companies and high-tech solution companies will share their experiences and all participants will have the chance to seek business cooperation opportunities and grab latest market trends. This forum covers four main topics: Updates & Trends of New Energy Vehicles Policy, New Energy Vehicles Application Scenarios, Vehicle Technology Innovation and Charging Infrastructure Layout. In the forum, you have the chance to talk with decision makers and experts from: Transportation Services Division of the Ministry…