Umweltforum of Deutsche Bahn

Over the last years, the Deutsche Bahn’s Umweltforum (environmental forum) has firmly established itself as the central platform for sustainable mobility. Once a year, decision makers from the political sphere, civil society, the business world and the science realm meet in Berlin to discuss current challenges, expectations and developments in green mobility: How should mobility be shaped in times of climate change? What are the main drivers of innovation? What might concrete solutions for sustainable mobility look like?

Umweltforum 2021

The Deutsche Bahn Umweltforum will be held this year on 7 October, in the St. Elisabeth Church in Berlin.

Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Michael Kretschmer, Minister-President of the Free State of Saxony
Michael Kretschmer, Minister-President of the Free State of Saxony
Cem Özdemir, Chairman of the Committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure of the German Bundestag
Cem Özdemir, Chairman of the Committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure of the German Bundestag
Ria Schröder, Free Democratic Party (FDP)
Ria Schröder, Free Democratic Party (FDP)
Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG
Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG
Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Dr. Rolf Martin Schmitz, E.ON SE Supervisory Board Member
Dr. Rolf Martin Schmitz, E.ON SE Supervisory Board Member
Prof. Dr. Kai Niebert, President Deutscher Naturschutzring
Prof. Dr. Kai Niebert, President Deutscher Naturschutzring
Jörg-Andreas Krüger, President NABU
Jörg-Andreas Krüger, President NABU
Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel, Chairwoman of the German Advisory Council on Global Change
Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel, Chairwoman of the German Advisory Council on Global Change
Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström, Director Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström, Director Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Pauline Brünger, Fridays for Future activist
Pauline Brünger, Fridays for Future activist
Dr. Richard Lutz, Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Bahn AG
Dr. Richard Lutz, Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Bahn AG
Ronald Pofalla, Member of the Board of Management for Infrastructure Deutsche Bahn AG
Ronald Pofalla, Member of the Board of Management for Infrastructure Deutsche Bahn AG
 Andreas Gehlhaar, Head of Sustainability & Environment Deutsche Bahn AG
Andreas Gehlhaar, Head of Sustainability & Environment Deutsche Bahn AG

Guests on the panel will include: Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Environment; Michael Kretschmer, Minister-President of the Free State of Saxony; Cem Özdemir, Chairman of the Committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure of the German Bundestag; Ria Schröder, FDP politician; Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG; Carsten Spohr, CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG; Dr. Rolf Martin Schmitz, Member of the supervisory board of E.ON SE; Prof. Dr. Kai Niebert, President of the Deutscher Naturschutzring environment association; Jörg-Andreas Krüger, President of the NABU (Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union); Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel, Chairwoman of the German Advisory Council on Global Change; Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research; and Pauline Brünger, Fridays for Future activist.

Deutsche Bahn itself will be represented by CEO Dr. Richard Lutz, Board Member for Infrastructure Ronald Pofalla, Head of Sustainability Andreas Gehlhaar and Head of Public Affairs Sustainability, Max-Christian Lange.

Anja Bröker, Head of Press Office / Newsroom / Social Media at Deutsche Bahn will moderate the event.

Highlights of the 2019 Umweltforum

Some 200 decision makers from the political sphere, civil society, the business world and the science realm met in Berlin for the annual Umweltforum on May 16. The main theme: mobility in times of climate change.

"Fridays for Future" activist Luisa Neubauer at the DB Umweltforum 2019.
"Fridays for Future" activist Luisa Neubauer at the DB Umweltforum 2019.
Der Vorstandsvorsitzende der Deutschen Bahn, Dr. Richard Lutz, beim Umweltforum 2019 in Berlin.
The Chairman of the Deutsche Bahn Management Board, Dr. Richard Lutz, at the Umweltforum.
The Head of Sustainability and Environment of Deutsche Bahn, Andreas Gehlhaar, the Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Svenja Schulze and the Member of the Management Board for Digitalization and Technology of Deutsche Bahn, Prof. Sabina Jeschke (from left to right).
The Head of Sustainability and Environment of Deutsche Bahn, Andreas Gehlhaar, the Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Svenja Schulze and the Member of the Management Board for Digitalization and Technology of Deutsche Bahn, Prof. Sabina Jeschke (from left to right).
The Head of Sustainability and Environment of Deutsche Bahn, Andreas Gehlhaar, at the 2019 Umweltforum.
The Head of Sustainability and Environment of Deutsche Bahn, Andreas Gehlhaar, at the 2019 Umweltforum.
The main theme of the 2019 DB Umweltforum was mobility in times of climate change.
The main theme of the 2019 DB Umweltforum was mobility in times of climate change.
Guests at the 2019 event included Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Svenja Schulze.
Guests at the 2019 event included Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Svenja Schulze.
The Deutsche Bahn Umweltforum has firmly established itself as the central platform for green mobility.
The Deutsche Bahn Umweltforum has firmly established itself as the central platform for green mobility.

Guests at the 2019 event included Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Svenja Schulze; First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Dr. Peter Tschentscher; President of the Association of German Cities, Markus Lewe; President of the German League for Nature, Animal Protection and Environment (DNR), Prof. Kai Niebert; and Fridays for Future activist Luisa Neubauer.

Deutsche Bahn was represented by the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Michael Odenwald; the Chairman of the Management Board, Dr. Richard Lutz; Member of the Management Board for Digitalization and Technology, Prof. Sabina Jeschke; Member of the Management Board of DB Fernverkehr AG, Dr. Michael Peterson; and Head of Sustainability & Environment, Andreas Gehlhaar.