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Climate change is a global challenge and can only be resolved by establishing a global climate-neutral energy system. The corona pandemic demonstrates how acutely global crises may threaten us. The economic stimulus packages initiated in this context can also open up new opportunities to support the long-term process of transitioning towards greenhouse gas neutrality. Given these circumstances, Germany's forthcoming EU Council presidency offers the opportunity to further develop efforts of climate protection in a European context.
The issue of climate protection is gaining momentum in the European Union on account of the Green Deal and the Climate Protection Act. By the year 2050, Europe is to become greenhouse gas neutral. In its statement, the ad-hoc working group "Energy Transition 2030" - a joint group of the Academies based on the Academies' initiative "Energy Systems of the Future (ESYS)", which has been in existence since 2013 - will identify paths of action for an effective and efficient climate protection policy in the energy sector. Some of the questions the working group intends to answer are:
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