BDI PRESIDENT KEMPF ON NEW INDUSTRY CLIMATE STUDY:
“CLIMATE PROTECTION NEEDS TURBO INVESTMENT”

  • 80 percent less greenhouse gases by 2050 requires extra investments of 1.5 trillion euros
  • Without more political support, there is a significant performance gap
  • Correct energy and climate policy’s zigzag path
  • 95 percent target unattainable without internationally comparable efforts

Climate protection requires turbo investment. An 80-percent reduction of greenhouse gases by 2050 compared to the base year 1990 is technically and economically feasible in principle.

By contrast, a 95-percent reduction in greenhouse gases would, from today’s point of view, reach the significant limits of acceptance and implementation and is not realistically achievable. It would only be conceivable if there were comparable climate protection efforts on a global scale in all important economic areas. In addition, the future federal government should commission independent monitoring.

© Source: Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.