On 30 June 2017, the Federal Environment Minister Dr. Barbara Hendricks kicked off the Dialogue Forum "Wirtschaft macht Klimaschutz" ("Business Mitigates Climate Protection"). More than 130 participants from companies from all economic sectors met to discuss the development of joint strategies and practical implementation measures for enabling climate protection. The Federal Environment Minister's speech, as well as presentations and photos from the conference are available online.
After the forum's start in 2017, up to 180 companies will be involved in a close exchange, which is to continue initially for three years. In addition, the Dialogue Forum will serve as a platform to present the climate protection management of the German economy in a bundled form. The achievements of German pioneer companies can thus become internationally visible.
The program of the event consisted of two parts:
In the morning, the Dialogue Forum "Wirtschaft macht Klimaschutz" was presented; the Federal Environment Minister held a welcoming address and subsequently participated in a panel discussion on the topic of climate protection measures in German companies together with Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind (President of the Wuppertal Institute) and representatives of the business community.
In the afternoon, participants discussed the current issues, needs and the most important approaching issues in preparation for the upcoming Dialogue Forum "Wirtschaft macht Klimaschutz".
Presentations and photos from the conference are available here.