Climate protection – a topic that remains!

As part of the energy transition, more and more creative solutions are developing to achieve the climate protection goals. For a long time not only traditional actors have been called to the scene. New ways and sexy processes have to be found to sensitize the broad masses. Not that easy. The question of how these sometimes rather dry and bulky contents can be communicated in a visually appealing way is also presented by the SINNEMA animation studio.

We are currently working with the Federal Environment Agency to develop two 3D animations on environmental topics. We can not reveal too much yet. It’s about power-to-x and phosphor recycling. This may sound very scientific at first but are two important issues when it comes to our future. First a visual impression here:

current_world Power2X_1

In keeping with this, I visited the 17th Sustainability Forum at the HWR on 10 October, where representatives from business and politics once again gave their will to what contribution they can and must make in the fight against climate change.

The keynote by Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer, head of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Research, gave a clear overview of the economic significance of the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015. We remember: there, the 2 ° target, ie the increase in the global mean temperature by a maximum of 2 °, was set. The status quo, however, does not look so bright – the 2 ° sound more like utopia. How to turn it and turn it, a compliance of these 2 ° would not be even reachable if you stop growth immediately. Who would have thought …


The most important finding of the lecture for me was the fact that the real problem is not in the scarcity of resources. Insufficient in the 21st century is only the receptivity of the atmosphere. Coal, oil and gas are enough. Now it’s time to find strategies for keeping these resources in the ground as long as possible. So far there are 3 of them:

  1. Hoping for a miracle, that means: Hope that the electricity generation costs for wind energy and photovoltaic are so cheap that no one needs more coal. However, this will probably take up to 20 years and the more renewable energies are expanded, the cheaper fossil fuels will be. A simple calculation.
  2.  Offer oil bosses a compensation, so that resources remain in the ground.
  3. CO2 has to get a price.   

Number 3 seems to me to be the most effective personally, as carbon pricing creates revenue that states can use to do meaningful things, such as tax cuts, investment in health and infrastructure.
Let’s hope that in the upcoming coalition negotiations, a rising minimum price for CO2, which allows a switch away from coal to gas, is set. Only then can a global CO2 roadmap be considered.

To find ways to reduce CO2, is also topic in our animation Power-To-X. We will inform you about the publication in good time.

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