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05 Oct 2016

Germany plays key role in implementing Paris Agreement


A determined transition to carbon-free energy production in Germany is crucial for the Paris Agreement to become a success, according to the environmental NGO Germanwatch. Signatories would have to make sure that the agreement is swiftly implemented - with Germany taking a lead role in negotiations, Christoph Bals of Germanwatch said in a press release. However, Chancellor Angela Merkel will only be able to convince fellow G20 leaders to decarbonise their economies if Germany “credibly” sets its own ambitious goals for individual sectors, Bals argues.

Find the press release in German here.

For background on Germany’s climate action plan, read the CLEW article Ministry avoids concrete targets in weakened Climate Action Plan.

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