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Apart from climate change deniers, no one else is indifferent as to where climate change is heading. Experts and a growing number of citizens agree that it is high time we stopped climate change. Recently, the German federal government announced a climate package aimed at achieving Germany’s climate targets. However, the advisory committee of experts led by Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer, Director of the Mercator Foundation (MCC) and of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), sees the climate package that has now been drawn up as more likely to jeopardize Germany’s climate targets rather than aid them. Incidentally, the committee had devised an action plan in advance on behalf of the German chancellor. The plan was presented to the cabinet for approval in July 2019.

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Author profile picture Almut Otto is a writer and has over 30 years of know-how in the communications industry. She learned the trade of journalism from scratch in a daily newspaper and in a special interest magazine. After studying communication sciences in Munich, she worked as an international PR manager in the textile, shoe, outdoor and IT industries for a long time. For some years now, she has been concentrating more on her journalistic background. As a passionate outdoor and water sports enthusiast - her hobbies include windsurfing, kitesurfing, SUP boarding, sailing and snowboarding - she is particularly interested in keeping the oceans clean and shaping a sustainable future. In addition, she is always fascinated by the latest developments from the world's hardware and software laboratories.