News Digest Item
19 Oct 2017

Next federal government must act fast on climate – opinion

Spiegel Online

The next German government – possibly a Jamaica coalition of CDU/CSU, FDP and Green Party – must get Germany’s climate policy back on track, writes Holger Dambeck in an opinion piece for Spiegel Online. “Above all, the future government parties must dare to ask change of citizens and the economy,” writes Dambeck. The market alone would not solve the problem of climate change, because companies were out for short term gains without paying much attention to long-term effects. “We need government intervention for the energy transition to truly succeed – even the FDP [Free Democratic Party] cannot deny that,” writes Dambeck.

Read the opinion piece in German here.

See the CLEW article Germany set to widely miss climate targets, env ministry warns for background.

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