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09 Aug 2017

Al Gore: “I admire Germany’s leadership”

ARD Morgenmagazin

Germany did “a fantastic job” working for climate protection at the G20 summit in Hamburg in July, said former US Vice President Al Gore in an interview with German public broadcaster ARD. “I admire Germany’s leadership,” said Gore. “Chancellor [Angela] Merkel raised a powerful voice for climate protection.” He said Germany, like all countries, was in a transition period, and every part of Europe had to do better. But he added that high levels of renewable energy, new models of electric cars and improved batteries showed they were on the right path. He was in Germany promoting his new film “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”.

Watch the video of the interview (in German) here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier G20 2017 - Climate and energy at the Hamburg summit.

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