News Digest Item
05 Apr 2018

Germany says 20 percent of EU budget should go to climate action

Rheinische Post

The German government says the EU should devote at least 20 percent of its budget to climate-friendly projects and programmes, Rheinische Post reports. “The government supports the propositions of the EU’s Green Growth Group,” which called for one fifth of the EU budget to go to climate action by 2021, it said in response to a parliamentary inquiry by the Green Party. The German government spent a little over 1 percent of its own budget on climate action in 2017, the article says. “The German government is no credible advocate for the climate,” the Greens’ Lisa Badum told the newspaper.

Read the article in German here.

See the CLEW article New government gets little credit in quest to regain climate lead for background.

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