Generating Prospects, Creating Opportunities

We wish to drive forward the energy transition

as a trigger for global climate mitigation

Our goal

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

Simon Bierwald

“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.”

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Stories from the cluster climate change

Online Tool

Agora Energiewende presents current data on electricity


Current activities

“Consulted by the Pope”: Catholic Academy of Bavaria honors climate economist Edenhofer

Our latest news

“Consulted by the Pope”: Catholic Academy of Bavaria honors climate economist Edenhofer

MCC Director receives Romano Guardini Prize – Award ceremony in Munich in July


The 'Energiewende' and the 'transition énergétique' by 2030

Our latest publication

The 'Energiewende' and the 'transition énergétique' by 2030

Focus on the electricity sector. Co-dependent impacts of German and French choices on nuclear and coal in the context of renewable energy development.


New Emscher Mobility (NEMO)

Our latest project

New Emscher Mobility (NEMO)

A successful switch to a greener transport system entails not only decarbonization but...


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