Five specialists for expert advice: the new climate sentinels of the Federal government

The Federal government's newly-created Advisory Board on climate issues is taking shape. On Wednesday, the Federal environment Ministry announced that those wh

Five specialists for expert advice: the new climate sentinels of the Federal government

The Federal government's newly-created Advisory Board on climate issues is taking shape. On Wednesday, the Federal environment Ministry announced that those who belong to the five-member Board in the future, for the duration of five years, and in the case of climate policy decisions is a weighty word will have its say.

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Appointed three Economists and two physicists were. The Former include Marc Oliver bed trains, a Professor of Economics and Director of the energy economic Institute (EWI) in Cologne, and Thomas Heimer, of projecting in addition to professorships at the Hochschule Rhein-Main in Rüsselsheim and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, the research and consulting Institute, Technopolis, Germany. The Trio of Barbara Schloemann, who heads the Fraunhofer Institute for systems and innovation research in Karlsruhe, the energy policy completed.

The other two members Brigitte Knopf, the Secretary-General of the Berlin-based Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, as well as Hans-Martin Henning, head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar energy systems (ISE), are on this field, also a Professor at the University of Freiburg holds and the Ministry of Economics and advises the Ministry on the Advisory Board for energy efficiency.

The recommendations are not binding

The appeal was expected in professional circles with tension. Because according to the in December 2019, which entered into force on climate protection act, the expert Council of the powers that distinguish him, at least on paper by the Council of experts for environmental issues or the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Federal government global environmental changes.

the following procedure provides for the law from next year: The Federal environment Agency to estimate the emission data for the previous year, in the future, in the middle of March to the expert advice send the check, then a month of data, and the Federal government recommendations, in which sectors climate-related objectives achieved.

The recommendations are not binding. The greenhouse gas emissions but, for example, in the transport sector over the permitted annual emission quantity as you can be from the climate, derive goals, is committed to the Federal Ministry of transport within three months to Act. According to the law, it must provide "immediate action programme for the respective sector (), the compliance with the annual emission quantities of the sector for the following years ensures".

Updated Date: 12 August 2020, 16:20

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