News Digest Item
03 Aug 2016

“Government warns of economic consequences of climate change”

Spiegel Online

The federal government thinks Germany will increasingly be vulnerable to the consequences of climate change, writes Spiegel Online. Trade would be especially affected, according to the economy ministry’s reply to a parliamentary enquiry by the Green group. Exports could be endangered if the demand by other regions in the world went down as a result of climate change, and imports such as energy from Russia could also be at risk, writes Spiegel Online. The government sees additional risks for the German infrastructure through extreme events like floods and heatwaves.

Read the article in German here.

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