We are all aware of the importance of climate protection. We are also aware that time is running out. Scientists are intensifying their warnings, demanding that ambitious targets be set and effective measures taken to mitigate climate change and its devastating consequences. What is needed is the creation of a climate-neutral society where the amount of CO2 and other climatedamaging gases released into the environment does not cause further damage. Such a society is still a long way away. What we need are ambitious, internationally binding emission reduction targets and effective abatement measures. This can only be achieved if we overcome the vested interests of individuals and nations.