Peer Steinbrück Tue, 27th February 2024, 8:00 pm Turning point yes - but how? Dimensions and consequences Lecture Peer Steinbrück relentlessly analyzes the situation in Germany, Europe and the world: in view of climate change and the finite nature of natural resources, he states that there can no longer be any doubt about the need for a change, for example in terms of energy consumption, production methods and consumer behavior. His message is clear: current challenges cannot be overcome without a willingness to adapt and give up habits. However, the attitude towards the introduction of a speed limit on German freeways or the reduction of plastic waste, for example, shows how far away politicians are from this. As an elder statesman, Peer Steinbrück comments on current developments and political challenges, drawing on his many years of political experience and perspective. Politicians use the word “turnaround” – but do they act accordingly? Peer Steinbrück was Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia, Federal Minister of Finance from 2005 to 2009 and Deputy Federal Chairman of the SPD. He was a member of the German Bundestag until 2016.