Since 2015, Germanwatch and NewClimate have collaborated in developing criteria to assess the compatibility of investments with global climate goals. This blog summarises some of our ideas and explains to what extent support for fossil fuels abroad jeopardises Germany's climate commitments and the Paris Agreement.
In its coalition agreement, the German government has set itself the goal of expanding offshore wind energy to 70 GW by 2045. This target is polarising. On the one hand, offshore wind energy has a high number of full load hours and can thus make a reliable contribution to decarbonisation. On the other hand, the expansion of 70 GW of offshore wind energy is very likely to increase the need for grid expansion, raise issues of marine protection and bring challenges such as the timely availability of resources.
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Real nameTeam Leader - German and European Low-Carbon Policy+49 (0)30 / 57 71 328-85
Real nameSenior Advisor - Climate Finance and Investments+49 (0)228 / 60 492-45
Real namePolicy Advisor - Development Banks and Climate+49 (0)30 / 57 71 328-31
Real namePolicy Advisor - Climate Finance and Adaptation+49 (0)228 / 60 492-11
Real nameTeam Leader - Corporate Accountability+49 (0)30 / 57 71 328-44
Real nameSenior Advisor - Agricultural Policy and World Trade | Project Leader - Climate-Friendly Agriculture+49 (0)30 / 57 71 328-43
Real name:: on parental leave :: Senior Advisor - Education for Sustainable Development+49 (0)228 / 60 492-36
Real nameTeam Leader - Education for Sustainable Development, Promoter for Climate & Development in North Rhine-Westphalia+49 (0)228 / 60 492-26
Real name:: on parental leave :: Senior Advisor - Climate Risk Management
Coordinator - Climate Foreign Policy and G7+49 (0)228 / 60 492-48
Real nameTeam Leader - International Climate Policy+49 (0)228 / 60 492-25
Real nameSenior Advisor - Climate and Transport+49 (0)228 / 60 492-14