BERLIN, September 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
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The time is more than ripe for a future-oriented policy in Germany. The necessary steps to prepare for the future are obvious. The undersigned thus call on the new German Government to move from just paying lip-service to required reforms to actions.
Over the next four years, the new Federal Government must push ahead decisively with the following projects for our economy and the environment:
- Germany is lagging behind in terms of its implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement. This must be implemented for both economic and moral reasons. Climate protection is crucial for our children, it reduces causes for poverty and thus reasons for people to flee their homes as refugees.
- Good business and environmental protection now go hand in hand. Resource efficiency, renewable energy, electric mobility and sustainable agriculture are all competitive today - if there would only be a level playing field and fair competition instead of subsidies for fossil fuels.
- Emissions have their price and this must be paid for by those that cause them. This includes health costs due to allergies, asthma, cancer and global climate costs. A CO2 tax must be levied and other taxes lowered at the same time.
- "Energiewende" that is Energy transition, but also Mobility-, Agricultural- and Financial transitions towards sustainable "circular economy" business models offer growth and secure jobs in Germany and globally, healthy food for us and our children and prospects for refugees to bring newly acquired skills and business models back home where it is often sunnier and even more profitable to shift to renewable power.
Under the campaign headers 'parents vote for their children' and 'rock the vote' the undersigned thus called for their fellow citizens to go vote at the Bundestag elections on 24.09.2017 voting for the future, and called on the new Federal Government to take the actions set out above.
Moritz Andresen, Founder and Managing Director, DigitalCentury Berlin
Rainer Baake, State Secretary
Elias Barrasch, Managing Director, Education Innovation LAB
Stefan Baumann & Europa Bendig, founders and Managing Directors, STURM und DRANG GmbH
Professor Christian Berg, university lecturer, member for the Investment Advisory Committee for GLS Bank
Hubertus Bessau, co-founder and Managing Director, mymuesli
Irina von Bismarck, Kaemingk GmbH, of Bismarck'sche Schlossverwaltung
Sebastian Blomberg, actor
Dr Peter von Blomberg, formerly Head of Allianz companies in North Rhine-Westphalia
Michael Choi, lawyer
Dr Antje von Dewitz, member of management at VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG
Alexander Diehl, founder and investor
Caspar von Hauenschild, Supervisory Board member at Oekom Research AG, St. Gobain Isover G+H AG
Dr Claas Helmke, technology investor, Wermuth Asset Management GmbH
Ubbo de Witt, Managing Director, Projekt GmbH
Andrea Fischer, former Federal Minister for Health
Amelie Fried, author
Patrick Horend, Principal, Global Special Situations for the Abu Dhabi Investment Council
Hannes Jaenicke, actor
Dr Thorsten Jelinek, Managing Director of Polyterra Innovation, Director of the Taihe Institute
Professor (em.) Dr of Engineering Michael F. Jischa, Honorary President of the German Society Club of Rome
Gabriele C. Klug, city treasurer for the city of Cologne, member of the finance committee of Deutsche Städtetag
Dr Maritta Koch-Weser, President, Earth3000 gGmbH
Heike Kröger, Managing Director, Projekt Ökovest GmbH
Frieder Krups, social entrepreneur
Dr Joachim Kuhn, CEO and founder, va-Q-tec AG
Johannes Lackmann, WestfalenWIND Strom GmbH
Stephan Lämmermann, founder
Dr Marie-Luise Meinhold, Chairman of the Board and founder, ver.de für nachhaltige Entwicklung e.G.
Anja Mikus, CEO, Fonds für kerntechnische Entsorgung
Uwe Möller, former General Secretary of the Club of Rome
Professor Mojib Latif, meteorologist and climate researcher
Dr Ophelia Nick, veterinary surgeon and entrepreneur
Udo Paschedag, lawyer
Udo Philipp, private equity investor, member of the Supervisory Board for Triodos Bank
Dr Hans-Friedrich von Ploetz, member of the Supervisory Board for Baltic International Bank, State Secretary for the German Foreign Office and ambassador (ret.)
Stephanie Prestel, Prestel & Partner Ltd. and kindergarten teacher
Peter Probst, author
Jacob Radloff, publisher Oekom Verlag
Margret Rasfeld, co-founder, Initiative Schule im Aufbruch, Global Goals Curriculum 2030 e.V.
Dr Knud Rehfeldt & Dr Gerhard Gerdes, Managing Directors, DeutscheWindguard GmbH
Alfred Ritter, entrepreneur
Dr Michael Ritzau, Managing Director, Büro für Energiewirtschaft und technische Planung GmbH
Hans Rusinek, innovation consultant STURMundDRANG, member of thinktank30 of the Club of Rome
Professor Josef Sayer, former CEO and Chairman of the Board of Misereor
Christine Scheel, former German MP, member of the Supervisory Board for Naturstrom AG and Capital Stage AG, Senatorin Europäisches Wirtschaftsforum e.V.
Heidi Schiller, member of the Board, KAITO Energie AG
Torsten Schreiber, founder and CEO, Africa Greentec
Klaus Schulze-Langenhorst, Managing Director, SL Naturenergie
Daniel Taras, economist and international policy consultant for sustainability issues
Valentin Thurn, filmmaker, author
Dr. med. vet. Ralf Unna, Vice-President of Landestierschutzverband NRW
Isabel Vitz, entrepreneur
Volker Weber, Chairman of the Board, FNG - Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen e.V.
Dieter Wermuth, Ph.D. in economics and asset manager
Jochen Wermuth, entrepreneur and impact investor
Nanny Wermuth, Professor of Statistics
Jochen Werz, Managing Director, Werzalit Vertriebs GmbH
Rafaela Wilde, lawyer, WBS Cologne
Michael Will, asset manager
Jan Wilmking, Managing Director
Philipp von der Wippel, founder, ProjectTogether
SOURCE Dr. Claas Helmke, Wermuth Asset Management GmbH