ZSW: Maike Schmidt advises the state on climate protection

ZSW expert Maike Schmidt, head of the Systems Analysis Department, has been appointed to the external Climate Expert Council, which will advise and support the state government and state parliament in implementing the energy transition and the goal of climate neutrality by 2040 enshrined in the state’s climate protection law.

The panel includes a total of six scientists. “To achieve our ambitious climate protection targets, we need the expertise of science. Our comprehensive emergency climate protection program, which we set up at the very beginning of the legislative period, therefore includes a scientifically oriented and independent panel of experts,” said Minister President Winfried Kretschmann. The monitoring by a climate expert council is anchored in the amended Climate Protection Act, which was passed by the state parliament at the beginning of October this year. Accordingly, the Council is to be established as an independent scientific body. The term of appointment is five years. Its key responsibilities include helping to prepare a climate report and developing sector-specific measures to achieve the state’s climate goals.


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