News Digest Item
10 Jul 2017

“How climate change turned Germany into a global leader”


“Climate change and the challenge of defending multilateralism in an era of Trumpian protectionism has finally given Germany a global leadership role,” writes Jennifer Tollmann in a blog article for E3G. US president Donald Trump’s rejection of the responsibilities of global leadership “represented a chance for other G20 countries, and Germany in particular as this year’s Presidency, to pioneer a new sort of international leadership. One which convenes nations rather than commands. One that builds on the values of multilateralism - not to be confused with consensus”, writes Tollmann.

Read the blog article in English here.

For background, read the CLEW articles Germany faces balancing act in climate leadership role and Merkel wins respect for G20 climate result at "B-"-summit.

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