Coal commission mandate “nowhere near enough” – Green Party
The coal commission’s mandate is “nowhere near enough,” according to Green Party co-leader Annalena Baerbock. “The commission now has the difficult task of outgrowing this mandate. Neither the climate, nor the regions’ affected residents can afford a never ending story. We need prospects for employees and the regions, and rapid measures to reach the 2020 climate targets. Switching off coal power plants quickly will be part of this. The debate within the commission must not become an excuse for the government to no longer decide anything on climate protection. It has the political responsibility to initiate concrete steps so we can reach our climate targets after all,” Baerbock said in an emailed statement.
Find our collection of reactions to the launch of Germany’s coal exit commission here, and find plenty of background in the article Germany starts coal exit talks in bid to improve patchy climate record and in the factsheet on Germany’s coal exit commission.