Transport and Energy: The Challenge of Climate Change
Field Visits
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DHL's European Hub
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Deutsche Post World Net has completed its state-of-art air hub in Leipzig/Halle. The new hub sets industry standards with the largest sorting system in Germany and a hangar with a floor space of 23 000 square metres. It will provide 3 500 new jobs. Leipzig/Halle is one of the most important hubs - alongside Hong Kong and Wilmington (USA) - in DHL's global network. Any working day up to 60 DHL airplanes will be using the new airport and handle up to 2 000 tonnes of freight.

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BMW
World Class Manufacturing at BMW
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BMW's manufacturing plant is one of the youngest and most modern automobile manufacturing plants worldwide. Since 2005 the plant manufactures vehicles for customers throughout the world. The production includes the BMW 1 and 3 class - vehicles which already have innovations for reduced fuel consumption. (BMW EfficientDynamics) and therefore contribute to a significant reduction of CO2 emissions.

It is an exciting and fascinating experience to take a look behind the curtains and see how a BMW comes into being. During a comprehensive guided tour you get access to the vehicle production, such as the welding together of the car body, the varnish, or the individual fittings tailored to customers' wishes. The highly flexible and sustainable structure of the plant offers world-class manufacturing standards: the factory is constructed in a way that its basic structure can be used as long as possible, but at the same time could be adjusted and enlarged with little effort for future jobs.

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Leipzig Train Station
Innovation in Rolling Stock at Leipzig Train Station
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Deutsche Bahn is already a pioneer in the field of climate protection. In 2002, the Climate Change Programme 2020 was launched with the aim of consistently extending the environmental advantage of rail over other modes. Our goal is to cut carbon emissions from our transport activities by at least 20% by 2020 this in comparison to 2002. Deutsche Bahn is well on its way to achieving this target; at the end of 2007, CO2 emissions had already been reduced by approximately 12.8%.

Good Performance in climate protection has many reasons: a modern fleet of trains working at full capacity, climate-friendly installations and drivers trained in energy saving techniques. Since 2004, ecodriving has been in place on our passenger lines, moreover, on rail freight transport ecodriving has prevented the emission of 57 000 tons of CO2 since 2005.

View the results of our work through presentations in and around the main train station in Leipzig (platforms 16/17 and dispatching centre) and test our driving simulator at the Congress Centre.

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