News Digest Item
28 Sep 2017

Climate poster boy Germany has not done its homework

Die Welt

The upcoming UN climate change conference (COP23), which will take place in Bonn on 6-17 November, will focus the international community’s attention on the fact that Germany, the poster boy of climate protection, is bound to miss its 2020 targets, writes Steven Hanke in die Welt. “The German delegation will get an earful”, because the industrialised nations will have to prove their commitment at the Bonn event. “The only hope is an immediate action programme by the new government that becomes reality in the first half of 2018 […] It’s unlikely to work without a significant reduction of coal power”, says Hanke.

Read the article in German here.

Find background in the factsheet When will Germany finally ditch coal?

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