The Paris Agreement set targets for climate neutrality at the national level. Finding regulations and mechanisms to achieve these goals is a challenging task. The dialogue discusses the role of a competitive market for decarbonization as well as the opportunities and challenges of hydrogen in different fields of application related to the automotive industry. 

Discussion topics:

  1. Who is setting the stage for hydrogen mobility?
  2. Scaling up heavy-duty vehicle infrastructure also for personal cars?
  3. Hydrogen, a fitting match for BMW?
  4. Prioritizing the use of hydrogen?
  5. Does all hydrogen have to be green?
  6. How to organize a competitive market for decarbonization?
  7. Where is the market mechanism for a Green Deal in Europe?
  8. Implementing a Green Deal - is there sufficient support?



  • Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm, Chair of Economic Theory, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG
  • Dr. Thomas Becker, VP Sustainability and Mobility Strategy, BMW Group