News Digest Item
27 Mar 2018

Environmental groups want guaranteed coal exit path before joining commission

dpa / Spiegel Online

Several German environmental organisations say they want to have a range of assurances from the German government before they participate in the so-called coal commission meant to prepare the end of coal-fired power production in the country, the news agency dpa reports in an article carried by Spiegel Online. NGOs BUND, NABU, WWF Germany, DUH, Germanwatch and others say a “balanced representation” of interest groups in the commission, “a clear exit path” for coal, and a 2025 climate target are necessary. They also call for an emergency programme aimed at meeting the country’s 2020 climate target, which should be decided on in parallel to the commission, the article says.

Find the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The next German government and the energy transition.

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