The project, for which Global Energy Solutions e.V. was founded, can start on 01.07.2021. The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has approved funding for the research project “Global Energy Perspectives – Development of a Reference Model to Address Global Energy and Climate Challenges”.
The project aims to show that there is a prosperity-compatible solution to the global energy and climate challenges. In the sense of the Brundtland definition of sustainability, it is to be shown that it is possible to combine worldwide the concern of (catching-up) economic development with successful environmental and especially climate protection. To this end, a reference model is to be developed that shows for various branches of industry and sectors how they can be converted towards climate neutrality at economically viable costs. This involves both the provision of energy and the conversion and use of energy. The focus is on CO2 cycles – especially technical, but also natural (Nature-based Solutions).
The BMZ funding is also the basis for attracting further partners from industry, whose practical and entrepreneurial expertise is indispensable for the development of a realistic and feasible model.