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Anyone who has still not understood that the fight against climate change must have top priority will feel the threatening consequences first hand
Olaf Lies, (SPD), Environment Minister Lower Saxony, August 2019


We are at a historic point in human history to reduce CO2 use.
Olaf Lies, (SPD), Environment Minister Lower Saxony, August 2019


In the inner cities, in the polluted inner cities, we need a redistribution of public space.
Oliver Krischer, deputy chairman of the Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen parliamentary group, August 2019


For them I'm a captain chainsaw.
Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil, August 2019


So the climate crisis has now reached agriculture and with it our eating habits. At the end of a week in which politicians and consumers debated the pros and cons of a schnitzel tax, the scientists made it clear: there is much more to it, and it has to be done quickly.
Jürgen Polzin, comment in waz.de on the IPCC report, August 2019


Climate protection is by no means a private matter. The climate crisis is a collective problem that can only be solved collectively as a priority.
Jürgen Döschner, commentary on WDR, August 2019


Transport, heating, food, houses, furniture, medicines - there is practically nothing that does not contain oil, gas or coal. Corporate bosses, shareholders, members of parliament, and heads of government are and were responsible for this. They created a dense network of laws, taxes and subsidies that made this fossil world possible and keeps it alive to this day.
Jürgen Döschner, commentary on WDR, August 2019


If climate protection is individualized, i.e. passed on to the individual instead of politics acting, then that is a great diversionary maneuver.
Anders Levermann, professor for the dynamics of the climate system at the University of Potsdam and lead author of the IPCC, August 2019


We have to make climate protection a main topic on the political agenda for at least the next thirty years.
Anders Levermann, professor for the dynamics of the climate system at the University of Potsdam and lead author of the IPCC, August 2019


Interestingly, the term "antisocial" in connection with climate policy issues is used intensively for the first time by people who have not been so interested in the social so far. Politicians in particular, who like to condemn redistribution as "equalization", suddenly refer to "social justice" when it comes to uniform CO2 taxation and the dismantling of climate-damaging subsidies.
Christian Stöcker, cognitive psychologist, column in SPIEGEL ONLINE, August 2019


The time has come to act. We need to work together like we've never done before. We have to move mountains, rethink our lives and our systems.
Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister Iceland, on the climate crisis, August 2019


The Arctic is warming up rapidly, the warning signals are red.
Svenja Schulze, Federal Environment Minister, August 2019


In times when the ecological steering effect of CO2 tax models is being discussed long and broadly, a primitive tax cut is an expression of such an outdated and traditional policy that it can only be dreadful.
Jörg Staude. Comment in klimareporter.de, on the abolition of the solo surcharge, August 2019


You can already hear the future complaints when the solid billions will be missing in the federal budget from 2021 and unfortunately there will be no more money for climate protection.
Jörg Staude. Comment in klimareporter.de, on the abolition of the solo surcharge, August 2019


If the world community does not succeed in meeting the Paris climate targets, all other questions that humanity has are simply irrelevant and irrelevant.
Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal President Austria, August 2019


We are standing in front of the proverbial burning house our children are in, and we would have to spray the entire water tank of the fire engine on it to put out the fire and save our children. But Groko continues to say: "No, we only extinguish a little, we can use the water for something else."
Matthias Willenbacher, Managing Director of the investing platform Wiwin, August 2019


If brand-new cars with high CO2 emissions are sold, this must also be clearly reflected in the vehicle tax.
Olaf Scholz (SPD), Vice Chancellor, September 2019


Our house is on fire. Literally. The Amazon rainforest - the lungs that produce 20% of our planet's oxygen - are on fire.
Emmanuel Macron, President France August 2019


Fears that a CO2 price would inevitably lead to social imbalance are unfounded. Poor citizens even benefit, provided that politicians act wisely.
Christian Hochfeld, Director of Agora Verkehrswende, August 2019


We are applying to the Constitutional Court to repeal climate-damaging laws or to instruct the legislature to repair these laws.
Alexander Egit, Managing Director of Greenpeace Austria, August 2019


Climatically, Europe will not become southern Europe, but Africa. There are still politicians and journalists who dismiss these facts of climate research as "alarmism" or want to suppress them. However, that will not be of interest to global warming.
Franz Alt, September 2019


We need a big leap in climate policy if we as a government want to continue to have the right to lead the country.
Olaf Scholz, Federal Minister of Finance and Vice Chancellor, September 2019


A little one in climate policy does not help.
Olaf Scholz, Federal Minister of Finance and Vice Chancellor, September 2019


If the CO2 tax should really come, I'll lie across the door.
Dietmar Woidke, SPD Brandenburg, August 2019


The federal government must use the steep template that the Fridays for Future movement is offering. More and more people are ready to behave in an environmentally friendly manner.
Professor Helmut Holzapfel, September 2019


It should be clear to all of us: not making any decisions about an effective program of measures to achieve the climate goals is also a far-reaching decision - namely, not to achieve the goals.
Klaus Beckmann, Professor of Urban Planning, September 2019


Introducing subsidies for a climate-friendly economy without reducing climate-damaging subsidies makes climate protection unnecessarily expensive and ineffective.
Claudia Kemfert, Professor Energy Economics and Sustainability, German Institute for Economic Research, September 2019


By the year 2050 we will convert 290 million euros annual energy import costs through energy efficiency and renewable energies step-by-step into regional jobs and added value.
Marlon Bröhr, District Administrator of the Rhein-Hunsrück District, September 2019


It is about whether we, as industrialized countries, are willing to do something on the front lines, given the imprint of resource consumption we have left, to overcome this footprint and stop or reverse the rise in temperature.
Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor, September 2019


You can only be successful in tomorrow's markets with energy-saving products and resource-efficient machines.
Winfried Kretschmann, Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg, September 2019


If we succeed in delivering a model of climate-friendly prosperity, then others will orientate themselves towards it.
Winfried Kretschmann, Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg, September 2019


If we want to prevent the climate catastrophe, we also need a resolute regulatory policy with clear rules.
Winfried Kretschmann, Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg, September 2019


If we go ahead with climate protection, it will cost money, and that money is well spent.
Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor, September 2019


The climate crisis decides whether the earth remains a place worth living in.
Winfried Kretschmann, Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg, September 2019


We have to show the world that economic success and climate protection belong together in the future.
Winfried Kretschmann, Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg, September 2019


Anyone who causes damage has to pay for it.
Ottmar Edenhofer, PIK, on ​​the principle of CO2 pricing, September 2019


Angela Merkel invented the so-called "Climate Cabinet" and issued the slogan: "No more Pillepalle" - which is an interesting diagnosis about German climate policy.
Michael Brüggemann, Professor at the University of Hamburg, September 2019


For some reason, the climate issue has suddenly become a global issue
Armin Laschet, CDU, at Anne Will, May 2019




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