How do you imagine the cooperation? Should the companies become part of the international climate negotiations?
Maybe not that, but the climate conferences offer a good platform for discussions. Governments congregate there regardless. Why not use this opportunity for a dialogue with companies? My experience is that car manufacturers like clear, long-term goals on which they can base their strategy. For example, they could jointly agree not to manufacture combustion engines after 2030. Not all countries may progress fast enough on their own. We need a climate partnership between governments and car manufacturers.
What can companies do individually?
Car manufacturers should ask themselves whether they really want to open new production facilities with old technology in developing countries. Instead, they should rather invest in clean mobility. We also need a really aggressive, global campaign for e-mobility. It must be understood that many concerns are completely unfounded. Pilot projects with electric vehicles could contribute to this. Unfortunately, there are companies that limit the availability of their electric cars in the interest of profit. They have long waiting lists for electric vehicles, but not for internal combustion engines.