News Digest Item
07 Nov 2016

“Culture of debate as a leading culture”


The squabbling in the German government over its Climate Action Plan 2050 is a result of the seriousness with which the topic is being treated, writes Bernhard Pötter in a commentary for Deutschlandfunk’s website. “Most other countries come up with some sort of climate plan, have it registered with the UN – and then forget about it if doesn’t suit their plans,” Pötter writes. But Germany’s governing grand coalition fights over its climate plans content and now intends to come up with a last-minute solution to present something to the world at COP22 in Marrakesh, he adds. Germany could therefore “serve as an example how a democratic society properly argues over finding the right way for energy transition”, the author states.

Read the article in German here.

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