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12 Sep 2018

Slow progress in Paris rulebook negotiations “deeply worrying,” Germany must honour its climate commitments – researchers

German Development Institute (DIE)

The slow pace of progress in the negotiations on a rulebook for the Paris Climate Agreement is “deeply worrying,” and industrial countries must both help configure global climate policy in a socially responsible way and do their own homework, write Steffen Bauer and Clara Brandi in an article for the German Development Institute (DIE). “If Germany wants to regain its former pioneering role in climate policy, as federal environment minister Svenja Schulze called for in her maiden speech to the Bundestag, the country must honour its climate commitments and boost its efforts to significantly raise the level of ambition in German and European climate policy.”

Find the article in English here.

Find background in the CLEW news item Finishing Paris Agreement rulebook at COP24 in Katowice “feasible” – German negotiator and the article New German environment minister faces steep uphill battle on climate.

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