acatech President Thomas Weber spotlights the circular economy at a summit in the Federal Chancellery
Munich, 23 January 2024
There are distinct opportunities for the German business world in enhancing circularity in a targeted way: acatech President Thomas Weber emphasised the circular economy in batteries and construction at a summit in the Federal Chancellery. At the fourth summit of the Alliance for Transformation, Thomas Weber drew participants’ attention to the major areas of potential of the circular economy.
To bring about greater climate action, security for the future of Germany as a place to do business and technological sovereignty, Thomas Weber called for stakeholders from politics, research and economy to work side by side in the areas of batteries and construction. The findings made as part of the Circular Economy Initiative and the acatech consortium project entitled “Battery Pass”, which can be used to establish platforms for circular battery design and for all stakeholders in the construction sector to work together, are fundamental to realisation.
Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck and Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection Steffi Lemke took part in the summit in addition to Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz. The Alliance for Transformation is a discussion forum of the German government and includes decision-makers from business, unions and organisations.
We need positive mission statements, as the circular economy is not an easy sell.
acatech President Thomas Weber
To the official press release with a video of the press conference (in German)
To the Battery Pass
To the Circular Economy Initiative Deutschland