Germany’s Climate Policy and the Paris Agreement
Ursula Fuentes Hutfilter will present the current state of play of German Climate Policy in the context of the Paris Agreement, focusing on targets for 2020, 2030, and 2050, and, in particular the Climate Action Plan 2050 which has been endorsed by the coalition agreement of the new German government. She will discuss how this relates to the EU Climate Policy and targets. She will also give an overview of the latest work of the Climate Action Tracker, an independent analysis tracking climate action since 2009 in 32 countries covering about 80% of global emissions.
Dr Ursula Fuentes Hutfilter, on leave from senior German climate official position, currently researching climate and energy transition strategies at Climate Analytics Australia and Murdoch University in Perth. She leads a project under the Australian-German Energy Transition Research Hub. From 2013 until January 2017 she was Head of Unit for “Strategic Aspects of Climate Policy and the National Climate Plan” at the German Ministry for the Environment. In this role she was responsible for general and strategic aspects of climate policy, and for the development of the German domestic climate plans and programmes at national level, covering energy, buildings, transport, industry, agriculture, and forestry. Previously she was in charge of German National Climate Initiative, a funding programme for innovative climate technologies and projects for local communities, small-scale businesses and consumers; held positions on international climate policy with the German government; and was a research analyst for the German Advisory Council on Global Change.