Stiftung Mercator is committed to reducing the human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases included in the Kyoto Protocol by 40 percent in Germany by 2020 and by at least 80 percent by 2050, measured against the 1990 levels.
As an industrialized nation, Germany has a particular responsibility to play a pioneering role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in order to mitigate climate change. A successful energy transition will allow Germany to demonstrate that ecological sustainability and economic competitiveness are by no means mutually exclusive. We are thus committed to the success of the energy transition in Germany. MORE
Director Centre for Climate Change
“Ignoring climate change will not make it go away. We must reduce greenhouse gas emissions quickly and substantially. By implementing an ecologically and economically successful energy transition, Germany can lead the way in global climate protection.”