World Despite the corona pandemic: Steinmeier warns not to forget climate change

15:40  25 october  2020
15:40  25 october  2020 Source:   ksta.de

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Despite the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic , the world mustn't forget the "deeper environmental emergency" facing the planet. That's the view of the UN Secretary The links between climate change and the coronavirus have also been highlighted by many observers and experts in the field.

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Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called for not losing sight of other global challenges such as climate change despite the corona crisis. "With a relapse into national navel gazing, we will not win the fight against the pandemic, because this virus does not stop at borders - just like climate change," Steinmeier said on Sunday in a video message at the awarding of the German Environment Prize in Hanover.

Nordrhein-Westfalen, Münster: Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier steht vor einem Gebäude der Uniklinik und nimmt für ein Gruppenfoto seine Maske ab. © picture alliance / dpa North Rhine-Westphalia, Münster: Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier stands in front of a building at the university hospital and takes off his mask for a group photo.

The petty search of some countries for their national advantage and the hesitant implementation of the Paris climate agreement are a cause for concern, Steinmeier emphasized. Climate change is not taking a break, not even in the pandemic. “Here in Germany we once again experienced a too dry summer, and the consequences cannot be overlooked in many places.”

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The situation is very serious

The soils have dried out in many places, the forests are badly damaged, and in some places the water table has fallen alarmingly. The situation is serious. "That is why Corona must not be an argument for restraint or lethargy," said Steinmeier.

Actually, the Federal President wanted to personally award the environmental prize on Sunday, but due to the corona infection of a bodyguard, it is currently in quarantine and was only switched on via video message.

The economist Ottmar Edenhofer from Potsdam and the entrepreneur siblings Trappmann from Limburg were honored with the highly endowed award in Hanover. They share the prize endowed with 500,000 euros. An honorary prize of 10,000 euros went to the entomologist Martin Sorg from Krefeld.

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Steinmeier praised the economist Edenhofer, who has been director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) since 2018, as a "lateral thinker in the best sense" who advises the Pope as well as the World Bank and the federal government.

Proposal for CO2 pricing

Edenhofer received the award, among other things, for his proposal for CO2 pricing, with which he made a significant contribution to the German government's agreement on a climate package. "Without people like you, the Paris climate agreement and the German climate package would not have existed," said Steinmeier.

The Trappmann siblings from Limburg in Hesse have been recognized as heads of a sheet metal factory for the particularly economical use of energy and resources in their company. With his work, entomologist Sorg pointed out the rapid extinction of species of flying insects.

The General Secretary of the German Federal Environment Foundation, Alexander Bonde, said that resource conservation will be a key issue for future generations. “We have to think more in terms of cycles - from a circular economy that goes far beyond a circular economy focused solely on waste recycling to a circular society.” (Dpa)

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