Man-made climate change is a scientifically proven fact, as are the direct connections to its destructive consequences. If humanity does not immediately and consistently make fundamental changes, neither Germany, the EU nor the international community of states will manage to achieve their own goals under the Paris Climate Convention of 2015 – with devastating consequences: The earth will heat up faster and more and we will push the planet into a climate catastrophe with our eyes wide open.
This is, what Protect the Planet wants to prevent. With heart and mind, with commitment and influence as well as with our partners and supporters – and together with you!
Although the climate facts have been known for decades and scientists around the globe inform, appeal and warn on a daily basis, at the same time monstrosities are happening in business and politics. One example: EU subsidies of 137 billion euros, for fossil fuels alone, are as high as the entire EU budget for 2019 – a madness! Lobbyists in Berlin and Brussels spread false information and influence political decision-makers in order to delay real changes for climate protection as long as possible. Unfortunately, with success, as the so-called German “coal exit law” shows, which allows power plant operation until 2038. This is far too late, irresponsible and leaves me stunned.
We have to consequently expand renewable energies, tax CO₂ appropriately at around € 160/t and promote green technologies. The solutions have long been on the table. As a mother of two daughters, it is not at least my natural instinct to do everything humanly possible to leave our children and grandchildren a future on a planet worth living on.
In this way, we promote like-minded organizations and movements, invite new alliances and seek ways to strengthen each other. And again, and again, we make ourselves strong for 100% renewable energies, in discussions with entrepreneurs and political decision-makers, through investments and cooperation in pioneering energy projects. Be a part of it!
The times of whitewashing are over. Climate policy must become much louder, more determined and more radical. We must act. Now!
Entrepreneur & Founder Protect the Planet