News Digest Item
04 Nov 2016

Ministry of the globe’s fate

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The vigorous debate within the German government about the content of its Climate Action Plan 2050 is in stark contrast to the relative half-heartedness of international climate negotiations, writes Andreas Mihm in an opinion piece for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Germany’s share in global emissions stands at merely 2.3 percent, but plans by social-democratic environment minister Barbara Hendricks to revolutionise many aspects of everyday life and economic activity to be more climate-friendly give the impression her ministry regards itself as “the department for the globe’s fate,” Mihm adds.

For more information read the CLEW factsheet Germany’s trimmed-down Climate Action Plan.

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