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23 Jul 2018

Developed countries have a responsibility to slow global warming – E.ON CEO


The industrialised world has created the problem of climate change and now must work to solve it, Johannes Teyssen, CEO of electric utility E.ON, writes in a guest commentary in the Handelsblatt. Mitigating global warming would not only improve the lives of the world’s poorest, it would also reduce migratory flows to Europe - a topic that currently dominates the political agenda, according to Teyssen. “If climate change were to be slowed down, migratory pressure in developing countries would be mitigated by a not-to-be-underestimated amount,” he writes.

Read the commentary in German here.

For background, read the factsheets Germany’s largest utilities at a glance and German utilities and the Energiewende.

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