Engineers are a driving force for social development. Their contribution to technological innovation is essential for achieving economic growth, creating new jobs, securing energy supply, sustaining natural resources and tackling the challenges associated with climate change.
As the voice of engineers in Germany and one of the largest technical and scientific associations in Europe, the VDI advocates public policies which provide a framework in which engineers can fully unfold their great potential for innovation.
The VDI report “climate protection and energy policy" presents objectives and responses to challenges arising from the need for an energy supply and utilization in Germany, which causes less CO2 emissions.
The European Community is developing an economic renewal strategy, which replaces the Lisbon Agenda. The “Europe 2020 strategy” aims at turning Europe into a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy.