News Digest Item
31 May 2018

New coal commission delay shows government doesn’t care about the climate – opinion


The new delay of Germany’s official coal exit commission launch shows that large parts of the new government do not care about climate protection, writes Malte Kreutzfeld in a commentary for Tageszeitung (taz). “The fresh delay does not bear witness to intensive debates about climate protection and structural changes within the government, but instead a sign that large parts of the coalition simply doesn’t care about these topics,” writes Kreutzfeld. He warns the delay must not lead to reshuffling the list of commission members, which has been leaked to media, because in its current composition, “there is more climate competence than in the government.”

Read the commentary in German here.

For background, read the article Wrangling over German coal exit talks reveals difficult task ahead.

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