The delayed energy transition - obstacles, challenges, and opportunities

We are delighted to invite you to a panel discussion on Monday, November 13. 2023, with Christine Schmidt, the executive director of the Association for Vocational Education Research and an expert in corporate and vocational research, at the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe, located at Sophienstraße 28/29, 10178 Berlin.

By 2030, the German government plans to increase the share of renewable energy to 80 percent. In 2022, approximately 46.2 percent of gross electricity consumption was covered by renewable energy sources. In order to achieve the government’s goal, the share of renewable energy needs to almost double within seven years. It is evident that the expansion of renewable energy has been progressing slowly in recent years. There have been various reasons for this, such as the expansion of wind power facing challenges like limited available land, strict distance regulations, lengthy approval processes, and legal disputes against the installations themselves. In line with this, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change stated in its final report presented in March 2023 that „the pace and scale of existing measures and current plans“ are insufficient to combat climate change. However, it is possible to achieve a slowdown in global warming through „deep, rapid, and sustained reductions in emissions.“ Therefore, it is essential to promote the expansion of renewable energy and avoid repeating the mistakes of the past years in order to achieve the climate goals.

We are pleased to welcome Christine Schmidt from the Association for Vocational Education Research at our foundation on November 13, 2023, at 5:30 PM to discuss this topic. Together with you and Christine Schmidt, we would like to discuss the following questions, among others: In which areas could more have been done, or even should have been done? Are there hopeful prospects among renewable energies? What possibilities and solutions are there to promote the energy transition at a European level? Which topics should we already take more seriously today, such as in education, that will play a greater role in the future? Where in our society can we make small or simple changes that will pay off significantly in the future?

We look forward to your participation. We kindly request a binding registration by November 12, 2023, online or via email.

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