News Digest Item
30 Nov 2016

“Germany and the EU should intensify their outreach to climate allies”

German Institute for International and Security Affairs

Germany and other EU member states should strengthen cooperation on climate protection, in light of the upcoming US administration's likely reversal of climate legislation, writes Susanne Dröge in an commentary for the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). If Donald Trump ends climate policy cooperation with China and withdraws from international climate agreements, it will undermine international trust in America as a partner against global warming, Dröge says. Germany and its European partners should therefore “prevent a chain reaction” by pushing for implementation of the Paris Agreement and intensifying cooperation with US federal states and non-state actors, she adds.

Read the comment in English here.

For more information on the Energiewende in the context of global warming, see the CLEW dossier The energy transition and climate change.

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