News Digest Item
13 Mar 2018

Climate policy in the coalition treaty: Three steps forward, four steps back

New Climate Institute / Climate Home

The German government's coalition agreement is a major missed opportunity to realign German climate policy with the Paris Agreement, Niklas Höhne writes in a blog for the New Climate Institute, translated to English for Climate Home. In scrapping the 2020 greenhouse gas reduction target, “Germany officially steps down as an international climate champion” even though the Paris Agreement “was made possible in the first place partly by Germany’s outstanding role in international climate diplomacy,” Höhne writes.

Read the article in English here and the original blog entry in German here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet Climate, energy and transport in Germany's coalition agreement and the article Coalition watch – The making of a new German government.

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