Protecting the climate with Boris Hermann on board
Deutherm has been supporting the Development and Climate Alliance (Allianz für Entwicklung und Klima), a German government initiative, since June 2020. On 23 November the organisation held a virtual meeting of its sponsors.
More than 200 representatives of sponsors, interested parties and cooperation partners logged on to follow livestreamed technical presentations and reflect in workshops on the latest developments and challenges.
The aim of the event was to communicate the message that the Alliance transitioned to a foundation in October 2020 and, as such, offers a reliable network – even in these uncertain times – that is developing positively. The inclusion of interested parties was also intended to attract new sponsors and enhance the recognition of the initiative. Many leading names are engaged in and for the foundation, as was evident from the event itself: The Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, spoke about the significance of development and climate protection in the Covid-19 age and the responsibility of industrialised countries to step up their efforts in climate protection. As ambassador for the Alliance, Nina Ruge spoke about the possibilities it had of being a key driver of solutions for the general challenges facing us. She reminded delegates of the need to take equal account of ecological, economic and social components in all development and climate protection measures. Even round-the-world sailor Boris Herrmann, a prominent supporter of the Alliance, logged in by video from the south Atlantic, which he is crossing alone at this very moment as a participant in the Vendee Globe race.
We would be delighted if you wanted to find out more about the Development and Climate Alliance. Do you want to become a sponsor yourself? Even better! You will certainly find some good ideas and initial information in the interview with the foundation's board members. For the Statement of Commitment, click here.