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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 II – online event on 5 July 2021, 15:00-17:00 (CEST)

Event language: English

“Coordinating climate policies internationally - What’s the state of play? And where are we heading?”

Welcome address and Moderator
Professor Dr. Claudia M. Buch
Vice-President of the Deutsche Bundesbank
Speech text


Dr. Susanne Dröge
Senior Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs

Professor Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer
Director and Chief Economist of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change and Professor of the Economics of Climate Change at the Technische Universität Berlin

Professor Ye Qi, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of the Institute of Public Policy at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Member of the Sustainability Advisory Council at Volkswagen AG

Professor Robert Stavins, Ph.D.
Professor of Energy and Economic Development at Harvard University, Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program and Director of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements