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  • Prof. Jochem Marotzke

"We can still do two degrees."

(Reading time: 4 - 8 minutes)
What are the scientific facts around climate change? The Lerbacher Runde asks, Professor Jochem Marotzke, coordinating lead author for the chapter "Future World Climate" in the current IPPC report, answers. Lerbacher Runde (LR) COP26 was called the Last Chance Saloon.Did the world use the last chance? Jochem Marotzke (JM) For me, the outcome of the climate summit left me with mixed feelings. Glasgow has by no means put us back on track towards the 1.5 degree target and in this respect was disappointing for many. On the other hand, the conference also brought many important advances. Despite all the slowdowns: The end of coal was heralded. That is a beacon. LR Is the 1.5 degree target still realistically achievable? JM I don't think...

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  • Christian Klein

"Take the lead."

(Reading time: 2 - 4 minutes)
With its rules on taxonomy, the EU will initiate a massive transformation of the economy, Christian Klein, Professor of Sustainable Finance at the University of Kassel, is convinced: "For SMEs, this is an opportunity."

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  • Markus Kaim

Reboot with President Biden.

(Reading time: 2 - 4 minutes)
Europe now has the opportunity to set a new transatlantic agenda. "We should not wait for US initiatives, but actively make offers to the US", demands Markus Kaim, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik.

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  • Prof. Maximilian Werkmüller

What can the state do?

(Reading time: 2 - 4 minutes)
In the Corona crisis, the government has demanded considerable restrictions from citizens. Was that legal? And: Was it proportional? Maximilian Werkmüller, professor at the Allensbach University, provides answers.

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  • Markus Kaim

Inside USA.

(Reading time: 3 - 5 minutes)
The strategist Markus Kaim sits in Washington, the control center of power. From there he analysed the current US policy, transatlantic relations and the upcoming election campaign for the Lerbach Round.

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