German industry joins forces with green groups on CO2 capture

(EurActiv, 10 Jan 2024) Some of Germany’s most influential business and green lobbying groups have joined forces to urge Berlin to quickly adopt a carbon management strategy in order to kickstart the country’s industrial transformation.

As the European Commission prepares its carbon management strategy for publication on 6 February, German associations are urging Berlin to publish its own – and weigh in on the EU debate.

“The carbon management strategy must now be published quickly. Without it, there will be no clarity about the role of CCS [carbon capture and storage] and CCU [carbon capture and utilisation] in Germany,” Holger Lösch, deputy director of the influential industry association BDI, said on Wednesday (10 January).

Together with environmental groups NABU and WWF, as well as trade union DGB, the BDI has issued a joint appeal for a German carbon management strategy.

“We call on the German government to present a carbon management strategy that fulfils strict quality criteria, creates clarity and encourages participation,” explained Vivianne Raddatz, who heads WWF’s Berlin office.

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EurActiv, 10 Jan 2024: German industry joins forces with green groups on CO2 capture