The KEMB forum deals with the central questions of the energy transition. Keynotes, discussion panels and working groups are derived from the name. Accordingly, the focus is on the climate-neutral conversion of cities and communities, energy-efficient building renovation, prospects for mobility and the climate-friendly generation of electricity and heat - always under the premise of a technology-open cost-benefit effect that strengthens Germany as a business location. The travel sector, trade and agriculture also play a central role in the sense of the often discussed sector coupling.
The mood in the population and economy is regularly determined with a representative survey. It is collected by the opinion research institute Insa in cooperation with partners from the corporate landscape. The climate and energy barometer is an acceptance indicator in Germany and is seen as a source of impetus for political decision-making processes. In addition, the experts of the Science and Economic Advisory Board will publish analyzes of the status and suggestions for the further development of the energy transition on the KEMB website.
In addition to the KEMB main forum, which will take place in Berlin at the beginning of the second half of the year, discussion panels are planned in various federal states. They will take place in preparation for the forum and deal with selected topics. Events are held in Schwerin, Leipzig and Stuttgart, among others. The topics for the forums include (working title):
- We and the world - how Germany can keep its promises, finally become a pioneer in climate protection and also benefit economically from it.
- Transformation from below - why municipalities have to be pacesetters of the energy transition.
- Mobility of tomorrow - why internal combustion engines are not obsolete, but a key to success in the fight against climate change.
- Supply without gaps - why nothing works without electricity storage and grid expansion.
- It all depends on the right mix - what role gas, biomethane, nuclear power, coal, hydrogen and renewable energies play for electricity and heat in Germany.
- Energy transition and leisure – will the energy transition become the gravedigger of tourism?
- The challenge of agriculture – can we still afford a steak in the future?