Designing climate policy in a socially balanced way: is that possible?

Discussion (IN GERMAN) in the framework of the weekly series "Das FORUM – Die Debatte im Inforadio" on Tuesday, 3 December 2019, on the EUREF Campus.

Acceptance, climate policy, financial policy

What is the effect on your wallet? Climate policy must be socially balanced. | Photo: Shutterstock/Infografick


In its laboriously negotiated climate package, the Grand Coalition is not stingy with money - but the introduction of a comprehensive CO2 pricing system, which its advisors believe should actually be the guiding instrument of climate policy, is half-hearted. Obviously, there is too much concern about overtaxing low-income households. But does an appropriate CO2 price really have to increase the social divide in the country and ultimately the influx of populist parties? What is the distributional effect of the climate package? How can climate protection be implemented fairly?

We shed light on this with various impulses and in an excitingly composed discussion round (IN GERMAN) on

Tuesday, 3 December 2019,
18:00 h - 19:30 h, with networking afterwards
in the Audimax on the EUREF Campus in 10829 Berlin


Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer
Director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Steinbach
Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy of the State of Brandenburg

Antje Kapek
Chairwomen of the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen parliamentary group in the Berlin House of Representatives

Roman Zitzelsberger
District Manager of IG Metall Baden-Württemberg

Klaus Müller
Executive Director of the Federation of German Consumer Organisations

Moderation: Dietmar Ringel, Inforadio (rbb)

We look forward to meeting you and thank you for your registration until 26 November 2019 if possible at registrierung(at) If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at mcc-presse(at)

The event is hosted by the MCC together with EUREF AG, the Munich Re Foundation and rbb Inforadio.