Vote21 - German elections set the scene for key decade of energy transition
- Allensbach Institute
- CDU - Christian Democratic Union
- Christlich Soziale Union CSU - Christian Social Union
- FDP - Free Democratic Party
- Forschungsgruppe Wahlen e.V.
Germany faces packed election year as voters weigh climate against pandemic recovery
The era of Chancellor Angela Merkel will come to an end when Germans head to the polls next autumn after what looks set to become an unusually dramatic run-up to the federal elections. With no clear front-runner for her succession in sight and the coronavirus pandemic adding huge uncertainties, the elections may result in unprecedented government coalitions that might eventually determine the climate ambitions of Europe's largest economy. The coronavirus pandemic is likely to loom large in the election year and could still grow in weight as the economic fallout makes itself felt. However, it seems unlikely to override citizens' increasing commitment to environmentally friendly policies. Read the article here.
Facts & dates for Germany's packed election year
Germany will head to the polls in autumn 2021 to elect a new federal parliament and government. More than 60 million people are invited to decide who will follow on the outgoing Angela Merkel as next chancellor and oversee the climate and energy policy of Europe's largest economy for the next four years. Clean Energy Wire has compiled contacts, links and other information to help journalists report on Germany's 2021 federal elections. Find the factsheet here.
Tracking climate and energy in Germany's election
Germany is set to vote for a new government in autumn 2021. After 16 years at the helm of Europe's largest economy, Chancellor Angela Merkel will make room for a successor who is going to shape the country's energy and climate policy in the first half of a decade viewed as crucial for international emissions reduction efforts. With the COVID-19 pandemic still looming large and Germany and the EU poised to take momentous decisions for the goal of 2050 climate neutrality, Clean Energy Wire traces the steps leading up to the election and will highlight developments in climate and energy policy by all major parties in this regularly updated news overview.