Germany focuses too much on national goals and measures in the fight against climate change. However, these are hardly relevant in the global context. This is the opinion of Franz Josef Rademacher, board member of Global Energy Solutions. German and European climate policy hardly takes note of influential global developments, such as population trends. By 2050, about 2.5 billion people will be added to the world’s population, once every year in Germany. The role of China, by far the largest emitter of CO2, is also hardly acknowledged. In Focus-Online, Radermacher calls for a rethink.