Winfried Kretschmann is the ninth Minister President of Baden-Württemberg. The 70-year-old has been in office since 2011. He cultivates a new style of politics based on frankness and participation. As Minister President, he has set himself the target of implementing a process of ecological and social renewal in the state in harmony with the economy.
“Climate Change is reality. We feel the effects of climate change first-hand in the regions and municipalities. At the same time, the regional and local level are the most challenged to make effective climate protection measures a reality in the everyday lives of our citizens. It is my hope that ICCA2019 will send a clear signal to the world community for ambitious climate protection at all levels.”