“International dismay at Germany’s 2020 climate target lapse”
Germany’s reputation as a climate protection leader is slipping following reports that a coalition government between the CDU/CSU and SPD would postpone the country’s 2020 emissions target, Megan Darby writes in Climate Home News. “Experts described a draft coalition agreement that defers the goal as ‘disheartening’, ‘problematic’ and ‘very weak’,” Darby points out. The decision by “a generally constructive player casts a shadow over international efforts to tackle climate change”, which have already been weakened by US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, she adds.
Read the article in English here.
Read the CLEW report on the plan by coalition negotiators to postpone Germany’s 2020 climate target here.