MCC presents findings on transition towards sustainable transport on an interactive website offers research results, food for thought for policy solutions, and tools to try out. Cooperation with Volkswagen's Sustainability Council.

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Profound knowledge: the new website is based on findings published in peer-reviewed journals. | Photo: MCC


What does a smart and effective policy mix for the transition of the transport sector look like? What is the life cycle assessment of an electric car, what future do synthetic fuels have, and when can driving bans hold health benefits? A new topic page now offers answers to these and many other questions from the Berlin-based climate research institute MCC (Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change). The microsite is available at under the umbrella of the MCC website.

The input for the new website is provided by an interdisciplinary network, including MCC, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland. In the "Next Generation Policy" project, launched two years ago, the independent research consortium combines scientific rigor with the experience of VW and other industrial partners in a cooperation with the Volkswagen Group's Sustainability Council. The new topic page presents scientific findings produced within the framework of the project and published in peer-reviewed journals, and embeds them in a synthesis of the entire body of knowledge in this field of research in order to facilitate learning processes towards policy solutions. In addition to compact topic blocks, there are also two interactive tools to try out: the "carculator" calculates the life cycle assessment of vehicles, and the "eXplorer" illustrates different technology paths and policy options.

Click here for the new website