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Designing climate policies Series of events by the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Center for Liberal Modernity and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

The ecological transformation of the social market economy is currently attracting intense debate in Germany. The implementation of the European Green Deal or the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow will have a major bearing on developments in this area. Climate policy faces twin challenges: on the one hand, the matter of national ownership; on the other, international coordination and a commitment to honouring agreements.

Various actors play a role in addressing climate change: government institutions, the corporate sector, households and international bodies. These debates are focusing more and more attention on the role played by central banks, whose core mandates – which are to safeguard price and financial stability – are potentially directly exposed to climate risks.

The debate surrounding the ecological transformation of industrial society needs to be embedded in a regulatory framework. The idea behind this series of events is to promote dialogue among policymakers, civil society, companies, public institutions and academia on a regulatory framework of that kind.

Four panels have been lined up to shed light on different aspects of the topic "Designing climate policies". Information on Panel III and Panel IV will be announced later.

Panel I – online event on 29 June 2021, 17:00-19:00 (CEST)

Event language: German

“European Green Deal: the role of the state and companies in the ecological transformation”

Welcome address

Dr. Sabine Mauderer
Executive Board member,  Deutsche Bundesbank


Ralf Fücks
Founder and Managing Director of the  Center for Liberal Modernity


Rainer Baake
Managing Director of the Climate Neutrality Foundation

Dr. Patrick Herhold
Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group and Co-lead of BCG’s Center for Climate Action

Holger Lösch
Deputy Director General, Federation of German Industries

Professor Dr. Monika Schnitzer
Professor at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and member of the German Council of Economic Experts 

Angela Titzrath
Chairwoman of the Executive Board, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG