"Climate, War and Science: Edenhofer holds Erich Schneider lecture in Kiel

 
06/14/2022 - For this year's renowned Erich Schneider Memorial Lecture, Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel has invited Ottmar Edenhofer to speak. He will be painting the big picture, as the title of Edenhofer's lecture this Thursday shows: "Climate, War and Science - Practical Dilemmas and Theoretical Challenges". Erich Schneider, who died in 1970, was one of Germany's most important economic thinkers. Edenhofer speaks as director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, and as a professor at Technische Universität Berlin.
"Climate, War and Science: Edenhofer holds Erich Schneider lecture in Kiel
Ottmar Edenhofer, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Photo: Karkow/PIK

"Climate policy threatens autocracies," this is one of Edenhofer's theses. "Since autocracies own fossil and mineral resources to a large extent, taxing them may play a greater role as a sanctioning tool in the future." This applies to the current conflict with Russia, Edenhofer points out, but also beyond. In this context, Edenhofer promotes the idea of a European Central Climate Bank, which would be responsible for issuing and pricing emissions certificates.

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