Forests absorb CO2, promote biodiversity, increase soil fertility and positively influence the water balance of regions. Therefore, reforestation contributes not only to climate protection, but also to environmental protection.
The Paris Climate Agreement and the climate targets in Germany and Europe require the mobilization of all available forces. The rapid expansion of renewable energies forms the core of the energy transition and the basis for achieving the goal of climate neutrality.
However, households, industry and transport have a huge energy demand that is constantly growing. The ambitious expansion of renewables alone will not be enough to meet this demand. Nor will the mantra of electrification be implemented in many industries. For this reason, we need to be more open to technological innovations.
Many of tomorrow's technical possibilities still have to be discovered. Instead of increasing regulation, we now need a policy that promotes innovation. With market-based incentives and targeted research funding. With ideas and inventions that can meaningfully expand the spectrum of climate-friendly technologies. The potential that this can unleash is already evident today. The many start-ups in the climate sector deserve a fair chance with their concepts. There must be no premature bans on thinking and technology. You can see a selection of some promising technologies here.