Panel discussion with
Spokesman of the Board of Management and Managing Director Technology of Volkswagen Osnabrück GmbH
Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert
Energy Economist, German Institute for Economic Research
Chairman of the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union (IG BCE)
Dr. Tobias Romberg, freelance journalist
In view of the major challenges posed by the Corona pandemic, climate change has faded into the background as a central threat in recent months.
With the recent ruling of the Federal Constitutional Court, which obliges the legislator to amend the Climate Protection Act, the issue has come back into focus and also shaped the 2021 federal election. While environmental protection associations and especially the younger generation are hopeful, the new Climate Protection Act is increasingly meeting with criticism from the business community. Against the backdrop of the effects of the Corona crisis, voices were already raised months ago in favour of easing climate protection requirements in the economy. Increasingly, the question arises as to how ecological and economic interests can be brought together or whether they can be reconciled at all. What can a sustainable, environmentally friendly industry look like in the future? What concrete steps and measures are needed? These and many other questions were discussed by Jörn Hasenfuß, Spokesman for the Board of Management and Managing Director of Technology at Volkswagen Osnabrück GmbH, Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert, energy economist at the German Institute for Economic Research, and Michael Vassiliadis, Chairman of the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union, at the Peace Talk on 23 June. The focus was particularly on the challenges and necessary change processes in the area of mobility and the energy sector. The panel discussion was moderated by Dr Tobias Romberg, freelance journalist.
23. Juni 2021, 19 Uhr, Livestream