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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

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”. Further links relating to Panels I and II (including videos) can be found at the bottom of this page. Information on Panel IV will be provided at a later date.

Panel III – online event on 1 February 2022, 15:00-17:00 (CET)

streamed from the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin

Event language: German

“The role of private households in the ecological transformation: housing, mobility, consumption”

Welcome address
Professor Dr. Claudia M. Buch
Vice-President of the Deutsche Bundesbank
Annette Weisbach
Business journalist, moderator and speaker


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

Professor Dr. Christian Kastrop
Former State Secretary "Digital Society and Consumer Policy" of the Federal Ministry of Justice and honorary professor at the Free University of Berlin

Klaus Müller
Executive Director of the Federation of German Consumer Organisations

Professor Dr. Karen Pittel
Director of the ifo Center for Energy, Climate, and Resources – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research; professor at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich; and member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)