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The final report of the LCOY online 2020 is online. It contains statements by Clemens Fuest (President of the Ifo Institute), Prof. Claudia Kemfert (German Institute for Economic Research), Carla Reemtsma (FFF spokesperson) and Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze as well as ideas, suggestions and visions from participants from all over Germany. Here you can find the link to download it.

“Unbridled economic growth at the expense of the climate is not sustainable. There is no getting around the decarbonization of the economy. And yet, economy and ecology are not opposites; on the contrary: They are mutually dependent on each other and the success of one depends on the other. Climate change is also a threat to the economy and causes horrific economic damage. On the other hand, however, this also yields opportunities for an economy if sustainable, environmentally, and climate-friendly economic activities are promoted. ”

Translated quote by Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert, Head of the Energy, Transport and Environment Department at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)