today presented a proposal for an alliance of society, business and government to foster climate neutrality and prosperity entitled “Protecting the climate and strengthening the economy”. In it, he also makes 20 specific proposals to boost climate action and economic strength.
Federal Minister Altmaier said: “Combatting climate change is the central task of our generation. We have to make achieving climate and economic targets a priority and make the transformation towards a climate-neutral society by 2050 at the latest an irreversible process. As we do so, we need to support businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, as they embark on this crucial transition, and give them a reliable basis on which to plan. After all, only if we reconcile efforts to mitigate climate change with our economic activities will we be able to lay the path to climate neutrality and safeguard the cohesion of our society.”