Impulses for the future
Without a doubt, climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Melting polar ice caps, rising sea levels, and extreme weather events: anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions have been proven to accelerate global warming. How can we delay climate change? What strategies are there for effectively containing CO2 emissions? 2019 was the year of the climate change mitigation movement, ‘Fridays For Future’, triggering debates in society on climate change mitigation around the world. At weekly protests every Friday, pupils and students were urging policy-makers to push forward more effective measures to reduce CO2 emissions. Responding to the discussions and controversy, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom launched #MachÖkoWiederLogisch to provide forward-looking ideas and arguments for climate change mitigation. The focus is on facts, not myths. An environmental policy that is fair to all generations requires a rethink. We want to take an active role in shaping the environment and climate change mitigation by technological innovation. To mitigate climate change effectively, we are counting on European emissions trading. We must address climate change with an openness to technology and with a focus on the potential of innovation. Doing without certain things can only be part of the solution. By means of #MachÖkoWiederLogisch, we present innovative approaches to implementing the liberal idea of protecting the environment. We have suggestions for a sustainable future of mobility.
Climate Change Fact Check
Debates around climate change involve many different claims and often half-truths. The Climate Change Fact Check brings together all relevant facts and is designed to help make liberal climate policy comprehensible.
ETS: a pathway to a global CO2 price?
Effective climate change mitigation cannot be done by one country on its own: CO2 does not stop at borders. What is needed to ensure the effectiveness of climate change mitigation is a global CO2 price and an instrument to enforce that price. The most suitable instrument for this is emissions trading. This is stressed in a study by Prof Joachim Weimann (Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg) commissioned by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. Read more on this in our pamphlet.
Energy supply, climate change mitigation, and affordability must go hand in hand. The pamphlet looks at different areas of current energy policy and shows opportunities and solutions.
The 2019 liberalism conference (#libkon) of the Theodor Heuss Academy in Gummersbach was also dedicated to liberal climate and environmental policy. What has an impact on climate change? There was an analysis of the areas of agriculture, air traffic, environmental legislation, and science. Experts discussed liberal approaches and ideas for climate change mitigation and protecting the environment. The event at Theodor Heuss Academy took place in collaboration with the Innovation and Environment working group of FNF scholarship holders, the Law specialist group of VSA e.V. [Association of current and former scholarship holders of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom] and the Federal Association of Liberal University Groups.