The EU wants to reduce its CO2 emissions by 55% by 2030 and achieve climate neutrality by 2050. Barbara Praetorius, Professor for Sustainability, Environmental and Energy Economics and Policy at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics (HTW), sees the current situation as an opportunity for a fundamental paradigm shift in industrial policy. With a targeted, climate-oriented industrial policy harmonized across Europe, the European industry could be made fit for the future. This would require economic and regulatory incentives for a climate-neutral technological offensive, as well as temporary and targeted protection measures against so-called climate dumping practices from competitors in non-EU countries.
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Partner: Institut Montaigne
Funded by: Federal Foreign Office, Förderverein Stiftung Genshagen e.V.
Contact: Marie Augère