ZEW Sponsors' Association Breakfast: "Energy and Climate Policy in Germany - A Challenge for Companies"

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ZEW President Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Franz welcomed the participants of the ZEW Sponsors’ Association Breakfast

The Sponsors Association for Science and Practice at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) promotes a closer connection and cooperation between the areas of economy and research. On January 23, 2012, ZEW President Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz and Director of Business and Administration Thomas Kohl welcomed approx. 30 representatives from member companies of the ZEW Sponsors

Association to the first Sponsors Association Breakfast. The objective of the event was to foster the dialogue between science and economy on recent developments in the German energy and climate policy in a pleasant and constructive atmosphere.

On the basis of short speeches leaving sufficient room for discussion, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz and Prof. Dr. Andreas Löschel, head of the Research Department "Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management", informed on the current developments in economic policy. At the heart of the debate were the ambitious German climate targets, as well as the apprehension, that these could decrease the competitiveness of the German economy on the international scale. Afterwards Peter Heindl, researcher in ZEW's research department Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management, prestented the results of the ZEW research project “Carbon Management in German Companies - Developments of the EU Emission Trading System from a Corporate Perspective" (German: Carbon Management in deutschen Unternehmen – Entwicklungen im EU Emissionshandel aus Unternehmesperspektive). The research project has been financed by the ZEW Sponsors’ Association.


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