Investment-ortiented climate policy

February 19th + March 3rd, 2015

Thanks to a number of recent studies, initiated mainly by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), it is possible to show that an investment-oriented climate policy can help overcome the stagnation of the European economy and the social and political crisis in Europe. Since other strategies continue to lose their plausibility, it is a must to have an open debate on our current take on climate policy.

Simulations show that even halving the European greenhouse gas emissions (compared to 1990) until 2030 can increase growth and employment. To achieve this, it is crucial to create new incentives for additional private investment as well as for a coordinated vocational training program in Europe in order to support a green investment impulse.

Such policy lies simultaneously in the interest of companies, whose business strategies are threatened by a lack of effective demand, as well as in the interest of Europe’s citizens, who suffer from high rates of unemployment due to the crisis in many countries.

Furthermore, investors and insurance companies can profit, since the lack of profitable investment opportunities currently constitutes a pressing problem.

At a workshop in Berlin (February 19th) and one in Potsdam (March 3rd), the Global Climate Forum (GCF), Germanwatch and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) present quantitative win-win-results with regards to investment-oriented climate policy. Furthermore, ideas for implementation will be developed and discussed.


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