The federal environment ministry’s statement that software updates are insufficient to improve air quality in German cities makes the August ‘diesel summit’ a failure, writes Michael Bauchmüller in an opinion piece in Süddeutsche Zeitung. “Action plans can be decided and working groups installed at such a ‘summit’ – and before they can actually do anything, enough time has passed. That’s how the ‘diesel summit’ was supposed to work: The only limit it was supposed to adhere to was the twenty-fourth of September. The day of the general election,” writes Bauchmüller.
Read the opinion piece in German here.