Measures and strategies

Motorised traffic contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, and other environmental effects such as noise. ifeu develops measures and strategies on behalf of public authorities, industry and non-governmental organisations, designed to reduce the environmental impact – from municipal level to international level. The focus of the institute’s current work is on the transformation process required to achieve a decarbonised society.

The work of ifeu is based on in-depth analysis of the status quo, and knowledge of the technological and legal developments in the mobility sector. We use comprehensive models (TREMODeLCAr) and databases as a solid platform for developing and evaluating specific measures.

ifeu has advised bodies including the Federal Ministry of Transport on mobility and fuel strategy for many years, provided support with the German government’s Climate Action Plan 2050, and is currently developing a roadmap for the introduction of lorries powered via overhead contact lines.

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Climate Balance of Caravanning

Do travelling with motorhomes and caravans have a smaller carbon footprint than other forms of travelling? The study compares the emissions from driving, vehicle and building manufacture, on-site mobility, accommodation and the preparation of meals.


Determining the environmental impacts of conventional and alternatively fuelled vehicles through LCA

Road transport is an important contributor to several environmental issues, including air pollution and climate change. The EU has set challenging objectives for tackling these. To help support decision making on mitigating actions in the transport sector it is paramount to develop a better understanding of the environmental impacts of road vehicles over their entire lifecycle.

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Assessment of the potential contribution of electricity-based synthetic fuels to archive the transport climate protection goals in Baden-Württemberg

This report examines what contribution electricity-based synthetic fuels could make to reducing transport’s greenhouse gas emissions in Baden-Württemberg. It discusses the necessary framework conditions and activities for the industrialisation and market ramp-up of this fuels until 2030.


Energy and Climate Protection Goals 2030 in Baden-Württemberg

The project investigates all greenhouse gas emitters and sinks in Baden-Württemberg: energy industry, industry, buildings, mobility, agriculture and forestry, landuse. A target scenario was calculated (-90% GHG by 2050), from which the necessary intermediate targets for 2030 for all sectors were derived.

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Energy efficiency and sustainable transport in Cyprus

The “energy efficiency and sustainable transport “ in Cyprus analyses the potential of using alternative fuels, e.g. biofuels, natural gas or electro-mobility, for the road and maritime sectors to increase the share of renewable energy sources and reduce transport GHG emissions by 2020 and up to 2050.

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Strategic development of the National Climate Action Initiative III

Future advances of the National Climate Protection Initiative should focus on the “100% climate protection” principle, including necessary funding initiatives.

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The project RTD analyzes transformation pathways towards a greenhouse gas neutral Germany in 2050 (95 % reduction compared to 1990) calculating different scenarios and resulting total emissions and raw material consumption until 2050 and in 2050.


Scientific Support for the Mobility and Fuels Strategy (MFS) of the German Government

Wissenschaftliche Begleitung, Unterstützung und Beratung des BMVBS in den Bereichen Verkehr und Mobilität mit besonderem Fokus auf Kraftstoffen und Antriebstechnologien sowie Energie und Klima


Udo Lambrecht

Dipl. Physiker (graduate in physics)
Phone: +49 (0)6221 4767 35

Frank Dünnebeil

Dipl.-Ing. Technical Environment Protection
Phone: +49 (0)6221 4767 61