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The world negotiates on climate





On Sunday 6 November 2022, the 27th UN Climate Change Conference will begin in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. In the run-up, the media and specialist communities have picked up on Prognos’ studies and expertise. For example, in their reports on the climate summit, various editorial offices have referred to our “Climate-neutral Germany 2045” study conducted on behalf of the Foundation for Climate Neutrality, Agora Energiewende, and Agora Verkehrswende, or to the study “Costs due to climate change impacts in Germany” on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection, and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.

In an interview with the German Press Agency, the study’s project manager Dr. Jan Trenczek, describes the procedure for determining the cost of climate impact: “We can only record the losses that can be made tangible. There are also large gaps in the recording of losses caused by heat and droughts in the past, such as in 2003.”

Dr. Almut Kirchner, Prognos Director and Head of Energy and Climate Protection, will be a guest on Swiss radio station SRF 1’s “Daily Talk” (broadcast on Monday 7 November 2022 at 13:00) and will talk about the necessity of climate conferences, why forecasts and scenarios are indispensable, and what must happen within energy systems to stop climate change.

COP27 will end on Friday 18 November 2022.

More information on selected studies:

Climate-Neutral Germany 2045

Estimation of costs resulting from climate change in Germany

Energy perspectives Switzerland 2050+ (in German)

Eleven measures to achieve 2030 climate target

Selected media reports:

Interview with Dr. Jan Trenczek and the German Press Agency (in German)

Dr. Almut Kirchner on SRF (in German)


Further reports related to Prognos’ climate studies, among others for Spiegel (in German) or SZ.

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