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29 Mar 2018

Germany’s new coalition government falls short on climate and energy – E3G


The new coalition treaty of CDU/CSU and SPD falls short on climate and energy policy, write Alexander Reitzenstein and Sabrina Schulz in a background briefing for E3G. They analyse treaty provisions and look at key political events since the swearing-in of the new cabinet, such as the chancellor’s first speech in parliament. “If Angela Merkel’s speech outlining the new coalition government’s agenda is any indication, climate policy will not be a priority for Germany over the next four years,” they write.

Find the briefing in English here.

For the full background on Germany’s new government coalition, read the CLEW dossier The next German government and the energy transition.

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