A global citizen consultation on climate policy
Germany
 
Climate change and its consequences - I
1. 1 To what extent were you familiar with climate change and it’s consequences before joining WWViews?

    | I knew nothing
    | I knew little
    | I knew some
    | I knew a lot
    | Don’t know / do not wish to answer


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Germany


 
Climate change and its consequences - II
1. 2 Having been presented with various assessments of climate change and its consequences, to what extent are you concerned about climate change?

    | Very concerned
    | Fairly concerned
    | Slightly concerned
    | Not concerned
    | Don’t know / do not wish to answer


53%35%8%2%0%
Germany


 
Long-term goal, urgency and commitment - I
2.1 How urgent do you think it is to make a global climate deal?

    | It is urgent, and a deal should be made at COP15
    | It is important, but it can wait a few years
    | A deal can wait until serious effects of climate change occur
    | I do not want a global deal
    | Don’t know / do not wish to answer


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Germany


 
Long-term goal, urgency and commitment - II
2.2 If a new climate deal is made at COP15, should the politicians in your country give high priority to joining it?

    | Yes
    | No
    | Don’t know / do not wish to answer


96%1%2%
Germany


 
Long-term goal, urgency and commitment - III
2.3 What should be the long-term goal for limiting temperature increase?

    | A goal is not necessary
    | A larger increase than 2 degrees Celcius is acceptable
    | Limiting the increase to 2 degrees Celsius
    | Limiting the increase to the current level
    | Returning to the pre-industrial level
    | Don’t know / do not wish to answer


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Germany


 
Long-term goal, urgency and commitment - IV
2.4 Should countries that do not meet their commitments under a new climate deal be subjected to punishment?

    | Yes, and the punishment should be so severe that no benefit can be gained by not meeting the commitments
    | Yes, and the punishment should be significant
    | Yes, but the punishment should be mostly symbolic
    | There should be no punishment
    | Don’t know / do not wish to answer


63%21%8%4%2%
Germany


 
Dealing with greenhouse gas emissions - I
3.1 Do you think the short-term reduction target for developed countries should be

    | Higher than 40%
    | Between 25% and 40%
    | Lower than 25%
    | There should be no targets
    | Don’t know / do not wish to answer


34%56%3%0%4%
Germany


 
Dealing with greenhouse gas emissions - II
3.2 What do you think the short-term target should be for Non-Annex 1 countries with substantial economic income and/or high emissions?

    | The same targets as for Annex 1 countries
    | Their emissions should be somewhat reduced and increasingly so the richer they are and the more they emit
    | Their growth in emissions should be somewhat limited and increasingly so the richer they are and the more they emit
    | They should not be committed to control their emissions in any way
    | Don’t know / do not wish to answer


16%61%18%0%3%
Germany


 
Dealing with greenhouse gas emissions - III
3.3 What do you think the short-term target should be for lower-income developing countries?

    | The same targets as for Annex 1 countries
    | Their emissions should be somewhat reduced and increasingly so the richer they are and the more they emit
    | Their growth in emissions should be somewhat limited and increasingly so the richer they are and the more they emit
    | They should not be committed to control their emissions in any way
    | Don’t know / do not wish to answer


8%38%48%1%3%
Germany


 
The economy of technology and adaptation - I
4.1 Should the price of fossil fuels be increased?

    | Yes, for all countries
    | Yes, but only for Annex 1 countries and countries with substantial economic income and/or high emissions
    | Yes, but only for Annex 1 countries
    | No, there should be no regulation of prices
    | Don’t know / do not wish to answer


30%40%1%22%4%
Germany


 
The economy of technology and adaptation - II
4.2 Should a global financial system be instituted in order to generate funds for mitigation and adaptation in developing countries?

    | Yes
    | No
    | Don’t know / do not wish to answer


80%12%7%
Germany


 
The economy of technology and adaptation - III
4.3 Which countries should be committed by a new climate deal to pay?

    | All countries
    | All countries (except the Least Developed Countries)
    | Annex 1 countries
    | No commitments should be determined
    | Don’t know / do not wish to answer


22%64%3%4%4%
Germany


 
Recommendations
Climate catastrophe makes urgent acting necessary
We demand binding reduction targets which are in accordance with both the capabilities and the responsibility of all countries. For control and finance international institutions are needed - also to [...]

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Facts
Country: Germany

Population: 82329758

GDP: 2863 billion US$

GDP per person (PPP): 34800 US$ (est. 2008)

Total CO2 emissions (2005): 977.4 megatons

CO2 per person (2005): 11.9 tons

Total CO2 emissions (2000)
(incl. land-use, forestry and bunkers): 1031.4 megatons

CO2 per person (2000) (incl. land-use, forestry and bunkers): 12.5 tons

Development stage (DAC-index): developed

Climate: temperate and marine; cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers; occasional warm mountain (foehn) wind

Sources: CIA World Factbook; OECD DAC List; WRI CAIT
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