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The Climate Group Launches in Germany

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12:00AM, 01 November 2005
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12:00AM, 01 November 2005
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The Climate Group Launches in Germany

The Climate Group's German launch event, held on November 3rd in Berlin, showcased leadership in greenhouse gas emissions reduction from Germany's business and policy communities. The luncheon event was attended by German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer and UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, as well as leading businesses and local governments, including Deutsche Post, Allianz Group, Deutsche Telekom, Siemens, Munich Re, BASF, Volkswagen, HVB Group, Lufthansa, the Regions of Bavaria, North Rhine Westphalia and Schleswig Holstein, and the Cities of Berlin, Heidelberg, Saarbrucken, Munich and Freiburg.

The event took place as part of the Anglo / German meeting "Climate Change: Meeting the Challenge Together" opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during her 4th state visit to Germany. This conference was moderated by UNEP Executive Director Klaus Töpfer and focused not only on setting benchmarking targets for emissions reductions, but also on establishing policy best practice and developing a financial framework for attracting investment in technical and societal innovations for climate change. Attendees included business leaders, scholars, policy makers and NGOs.

According to The Climate Group's new report The Reducer the German Government has overseen emissions reductions of 19.5% since 1990 and a doubling of alternative energy share through a combination of government and business initiatives. Though approximately half of Germany's reductions are due to so-called "wall-fall profits" innovative national, regional and local policies have all played a significant part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

By working with the Climate Group, German government and businesses are demonstrating that they are committed to continued leadership on developing and implementing climate change solutions. "Climate change is the most important environmental issue facing the world today and in the future," said German Environment Minister Jürgen Trittin. "This is an issue that must be addressed whatever our current financial, social or political situation."

Bärbel Höhn, Minister of the Environment for the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, speaks at The Climate Group German Launch. Bärbel Höhn, Minister of the Environment for the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, speaks at The Climate Group German Launch

Nicky Gavron, Deputy Mayor of London speaks of strong links between London and Berlin in addressing climate change. Nicky Gavron, Deputy Mayor of London speaks of strong links between London and Berlin in addressing climate change.

DZ Bank, Axica Building, Berlin, venue for the the German Launch of The Climate Group DZ Bank, Axica Building, Berlin, venue for the the German Launch of The Climate Group.

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