Economically: industry consciously braked climate protection

The nurberger economist professor and "economically" veronika grimm has accused the german industry to have slowed the structural change to more climate protection too long deliberately. "One must not conceal that the industry has tried partially to stop this structural change. This can now throat if crucial components for a climate-friendly economy can not come from europe", skagte grimm opposite dpa.

The policy also has its share of this problem. "The structures have grown this. The policy has, for example, willingly repeatedly shimmed the production of combustion engines and thus stop prere, changing changes, kept low", said grimm. "One has thought too short-term and operated. That has turned out ex post as a little wise", stressed the economy veronik grimm.

Printing prere

In traffic, it has not been possible to reduce co2 emissions since 1990. Due to the compilation of the climate goals in the eu and in germany, there is now a significant prere on printing, already with regard to the year 2030. "Especially in traffic, we are in front of rough challenges, ten years are in relation to the vehicle fleet actually nothing", stressed grimm.

But you always have to keep in mind that political decisions have to learn a social acceptance. Last but not least the climate movement of recent years have made a paradigm shift possible. Climate protection offers large industrial political opportunities and mountains considerable growth potential.

"This means that we have to move really consistently in the direction of future technologies", said grimm. It is particularly gratifying that the federal government in its corona help packages investments for climate protection have also made possible in the crisis. "The money lying on the table must now take advantage of speeding change to climate-neutral technologies and in particular to mobilize private capital", said the economist. She has been concerned since april to the expert council of economy, the main economic advisor advisory body of the federal government.

European perspective

According to grimm, the interaction of coarse technology competence in germany and the good opportunities for the production of renewable energies in sudal eu countries opened a perspective for europe. "We should create cohesion funded by joint investment in the future cohesion in europe", she said.

"Digitization is the harder", added grimm. Here, there is considerable catch-up requirement, for example in health care, education or at public hand. "The corona crisis has guided us in mind: here much more could already be digitized."