The German Trade Union Association DGB is set to reposition itself on climate policy at its upcoming annual congress, reports Malte Kreutzfeldt in daily taz. In a draft paper on energy, the unions only say they support the Paris climate goals, thereby abandoning support for the more stringent targets defined in the government’s so-called Climate Action Plan 2050. Kreutzfeldt says it looks likely mining union IG BCE, one of Germany’s most ardent coal power supporters, is behind the reversal. The unions will vote on the issue at their federal congress in mid-May.
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Find background in the factsheet Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050.