Volker Wieland sees climate change at the center of future policy after election results (Börsen-Zeitung, CNBC)

After the Bundestag elections, Prof. Volker Wieland sees climate change at the center of future politics. In an interview with "Börsen-Zeitung," he said the Greens would be able to get a lot out of it, even if the debt brake probably remains in place and tax increases can be avoided. Together with the FDP, the Greens are now in the driver's seat, Wieland said in an interview with CNBC.

It remains to be seen whether the two parties can agree on common positions. However, the FDP had already emphasized in advance that it wanted to stick to the debt brake and not raise taxes, he continued. But Wieland also sees a way to generate revenue in the CO2 price.

According to Wieland, the path to a sustainable Germany will only succeed with "strong incentives for private investment in new climate technologies and digitization." However, the pace of implementation must be increased. More digital administration and leaner regulation and approval procedures are needed.

CNBC: "FDP and Greens are in the driver's seat"
Börsen-Zeitung: "Worauf es jetzt für die Wirtschaft ankommt" (€)
Börsen-Zeitung: "Verbände befürchten neuerliche Hängepartie" (€)