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To mark Earth Day on April 22, we have compiled assessments on climate change by leading scientists in a dossier. Gunnar Luderer is Deputy Chair of the Department for Sustainable Transformation Pathways at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). In an interview, he explains how individuals can act to protect the climate – and what politicians should do. In addition to his duties at PIK, Luderer is Professor for Global Energy Systems Analysis at the Technical University of Berlin.

Story: “What matters is the political framework”
With electricity from renewable energies, households can voluntarily reduce their CO₂ footprint. Prof. Gunnar Luderer’s view, however, is that binding rules are the crucial point for effective climate protection: “The decision-makers who are legitimized to do so, as a result of elections, must set guidelines, such as an effectively high and comprehensive price on CO₂.”
Despite the current corona crisis, the fight against global warming remains one of the most important global challenges. As part of Earth Day on April 22, we explain what Volkswagen is doing for climate protection. We have also compiled assessments of climate change by leading scientists in a dossier.
To mark Earth Day on April 22, we have compiled assessments on climate change by leading scientists in a dossier. For them, one thing is clear: mankind bears a crucial responsibility for global warming.
To mark Earth Day on April 22, we have compiled assessments on climate change by leading scientists in a dossier. They warn: Unabated global warming has dramatic consequences for the whole of humanity – whether through crop failures, wars or the spread of disease.