News Digest Item
30 Nov 2016

Germany's role in international climate protection

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy / IEA

Germany’s role in international climate protection demonstrates that the energy transition can be an economic success story, state secretary in the economy ministry (BMWi) Rainer Baake said at the presentation of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) World Energy Outlook 2016 in Berlin. Germany’s share in emissions was too low to make a real difference to climate change, Baake said, but the country must set an example as an economic role model. IEA executive director Fatih Birol said, “Germany’s G20 leadership, especially in the area of climate change, is of critical and historical importance.” Germany assumes the G20 presidency on 1 December.

Read the BMWi press release in German here and more information on the IEA outlook in English here.

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