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02.09.21 Tagesspiegel Debate.Energy Talk - Investing in a Climate-Neutral Future Author: Christian Buck • Reading time: 3 min.

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From the coal and nuclear phase-out to the installation of renewable energies and new infrastructures for the climate-neutral orientation of the energy sector and industry – it has long been clear to all those involved that the financing of these projects plays a key role in the fight against climate change. After all, 2.5 trillion dollars a year will be needed by 2030 to achieve the ambitious sustainability goals of the United Nations.

That's why the first Tagesspiegel Debate.Energy Talk on 21 September 2021 from 12:00 to 13:15 will be dedicated to the topic of “Investing in the Climate-Neutral Future” with top-class experts from science, business and civil society. Dial in at the link below, listen in and join the discussion!

When: 12.00 - 13.15

Where: Online Event  (to the event portal)

Language: German and English

After an opening address by Dr. Felix Christian Matthes (Research Coordinator Energy and Climate Policy, Öko-Institut e.V.), high-profile speakers such as Dr. Frank Possmeier (Executive Vice President Renewables, Uniper), Hildegard Bentele, MEP (Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, European Parliament) and Dr. Henrik Pontzen (Head of ESG in Portfolio Management, Union Investment Institutional GmbH) will discuss how we need to invest so that the goals from Paris, Berlin and Brussels become reality.

The following questions, among others, will be discussed:

  • How much money do we need globally, in Europe and in Germany for the transformation of the individual sectors?

  • Where should the money for these investments come from?

  • What political framework conditions do we need for this?

  • How can investments in new technologies be secured?

  • How much subsidy do companies need on the way to climate neutrality?

  • How can we maintain the competitiveness of Europe/Germany as a location for industry and innovation?

  • Germany is to become climate neutral in 2045 instead of 2050 – what do the climate targets mean for companies in the individual sectors?

The discussion will be flanked by the Energy Report, a survey of energy experts conducted by Civey on behalf of Uniper SE.

With the Tagesspiegel Debate.Energy, the publishing house Der Tagesspiegel in cooperation with Uniper SE created a discussion platform for current developments, political framework conditions and socio-political implications of the energy transition in April this year. The Tagesspiegel Debate.Energy Talks will continue and support this social exchange on the path to climate neutrality.


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