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13 Jul 2018

Germany is no longer a leader in the battle against global warming – env minister

Deutsche Welle

Germany has lost its role as a pioneer in the global fight against climate change, environment minister Svenja Schulze said in an interview with Deutsche Welle. The intra-parliamentary fight over immigration has also distracted attention from other issues that Germany needs to address, such as how it can meet its long-term emission reduction targets, she added. “I want us to once again be a pioneer,” she said.

Read the interview in German here.

For background, read the articles Germany on track to widely miss 2020 climate target – government and Climate goal failure warrants high Energiewende priority – gov advisors.

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