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Rob de Jong, UN Environment Programme Governments and car manufacturers must become climate partners

06/05/20
Governments and car manufacturers must become climate partners

Rob de Jong is head of the Air Quality and Mobility Unit at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). In the interview he talks about lessons learned from the Corona pandemic, climate-friendly transport and the responsibility of the automotive industry.

The urgency of climate protection has not changed. We only have five to ten years to create the conditions for emission-free mobility.
Rob de Jong
Head of the Air Quality and Mobility Unit at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
It's great that individual manufacturers are bringing electric vehicles onto the market and setting climate targets. But what we really need is a joint effort by politicians, companies and society.
Rob de Jong in the chat between Wolfsburg and Nairobi.
„We need a climate partnership between governments and car manufacturers“
„We need a climate partnership between governments and car manufacturers“
We must design cities according to the needs of the people and not according to the demands of car traffic. Positive examples are Copenhagen, Amsterdam and increasingly New York.
Rob de Jong
Inter/view