Protection of the environment and sustainable development

Young people in particular feel strongly affected by climate change and the challenges presented by future energy provision. How can individual citizens be given stronger incentives to make their own contribution? The proposal which will be discussed here envisages the creation of an EU- Climate Fund, through which incentives for every citizen to act in a climate-friendly manner would be provided. In addition, the idea of imposing a special tax on non-recyclable consumer goods in Europe will be debated.


This workshop is accompanied by:

As mentor: Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, lauréat du Prix Allemand de l'Environnement décerné par la Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt

In his message to the participants Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker talks about "The importance of sustainability".

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As moderator: Susanne Gehrig

Moderatorin Susanne gehrig

“The environment concerns us all, which is why I am especially looking forward to working with enthusiastic young people, who are keen to exchange ideas with young people from other countries and contribute interesting ideas to our discussions”