The German Federal Environmental Ministry has released an environmental technology atlas produced by Roland Gerger Strategy Consultants. The report, titled “GreenTech made in Germany 3.0,” is the third such atlas produced by the consulting organization for the German government. Overall, the analysis projects the total share of environmental technologies in German gross domestic product (GDP) will increase from 11 percent in 2011 to more than 20 percent in 2025.
“The new GreenTech Atlas makes it vividly clear that the old, incorrect view of a conflict between the environment and the economy is thoroughly outdated,” said Federal Environment Minister Peter Altmaier.
“In the foreseeable future, green technologies will account for one fifth of Germany’s gross domestic product. This ongoing success story is due in particular to the innovative strength and strong position of small and medium-sized enterprises in Germany when it comes to environmental technology and resource efficiency.”