Policy measures for cooling the Earth
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Political framework conditions and regulations are crucial to the launch and penetration of climate protection technologies in world markets. They need to guarantee that in the future, the investments in climate protection are more successful than the investments in climate-damaging technologies and measures. The failure of politics and the markets in the last 200 years is based exactly on the fact that investments in climate destruction – that means in an economy based on fossil and nuclear energy resources – return high profits. An economy that respects climate protection and thus safeguards the life of present and future generations is still seen as an economic burden rather than as an economic benefit. Therefore, state regulations are required, to allow the diversion of private sector money into effective climate protection investments. As soon as investments in climate protection technologies yield returns, there will be investments and hence innovations en masse. The environment of state regulations is the decisive stimulus for climate protection.