buck” by “paying our poor American friends to lower their carbon footprint to our German level” rather than trying to lower the level in Germany to zero.
The moderator responded that when Germany has “such an ambitious goal” as to lower its emissions to zero, it can help foster innovation through new technological solutions; these can then be exported to other parts of the world. She agreed that the financial aspect was “definitely not solved. At the end, price and demand will be the key in whether it’s accepted by the population. Only if you can pay for it will people be willing to do it.”
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