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Discussion

Climate and the Corona Crisis

Discussion with...

Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of Greenpeace International

Dr. Claudia Kemfert, Professor of Energy Economics and Sustainability at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and head of the Energy, Transportation, and Environment Department at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

The corona crisis demonstrates that nature ultimately cannot be controlled. It does not negotiate nor does it abide by the rules of maximizing economic benefits. Climate change has long been on the global agenda – but it has not been taken seriously by everyone. Does the current moment provide an opportunity to address environmental concerns in a new way? Jennifer Morgan and Claudia Kemfert discuss how the lessons of the pandemic regarding the impact for the climate as well as the means from the stimulus and recovery funds can be used in the United States and Europe to push for a green transition.

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