The United Nations’ sustainability summit in New York focussed on a half-time progress review of the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are to be reached by 2030. Expectations were high since the status of implementation of the SDGs is a matter of great concern.
Speech given by Federal Chancellor Scholz to the World Economic Forum in Davos
In his speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Federal Chancellor again stressed that Germany would continue to support Ukraine. He also said that the transformation towards a climate-neutral economy was currently taking on an entirely new dynamic. Germany, Scholz said, wants to be climate-neutral by 2045 while at the same time remaining a country with a strong manufacturing sector, stressing that, “We can, and we will succeed in that.” The Federal Chancellor spoke of the broad consensus which exists in Germany that the path to climate neutrality is not just ecologically necessary but also offers new opportunities in global competition. Scholz stressed that those looking to invest in the future sustainably with a high return, need look no further than Germany and Europe.