Sven Giegold

Webinar “A Crucial Year for the Climate: What good is the German climate law and the EU Green Deal.” – Wed, 12/5, 1800 CEST



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Dear friends, dear interested,

About 10 days ago the federal constitutional court in Germany ruled that the German Climate Law is insufficient to protect young and future generations’ liberty rights including the right to a good life. At the same time, we see that the EU Green Deal is lagging behind what is necessary to come onto the 1,5°C path.

The German Climate Law should now be improved. With our guests, we want to discuss how the new proposal of the federal government is aligned with what is necessary and what happens next with the Green Deal including the Fit for 55 package.

The 400 billion budget for agriculture remained more or less the same, with only minor changes being made. The EU taxonomy – the EU’s rules for green financial products – should be aligned with 100% renewables instead of leaving loopholes for financing gas and nuclear projects. And the EU now has a Climate Law with emission reduction goals that are insufficient for 1,5°C.

A year and half after the announcement of the Green Deal and a few days after the historic ruling in Germany, we want to draw a first conclusion. How does the industry view the developments? What does Fridays for Future think about the status quo? What is the analysis of the EU Commission and how do scientists view these decisions?

In this joint webinar, we want to discuss this with you and our high-profile guests:

  • EU Commissioner of the Environment Virginijus Sinkevičius / 
  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert, Head of the Department for Energy, Traffic, Environment at the Deutschen Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) 
  • Erika Mink-Zaghloul. Head Governmental & Regulatory Affairs, thyssenkrupp 
  • Jakob Blasel, Green MP Candidate & Climate Activist 
  • Carla Reemtsma, Climate Activist, Fridays For Future

When: Wednesday 12th May 2021, 6pm-7:30pm CEST

Languages: German and English with simultaneous interpretation

Register here now and invite others to join!

We look forward to an exciting webinar with you. Feel free to invite others to join us!

With European greetings,

Michael Bloss, Jakob Blasel and Sven Giegold