News Digest Item
31 May 2017

India and Germany vow to reinforce cooperation on climate protection

German Federal Government

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel want to intensify bilateral cooperation on climate and environmental protection, the German government said in a press release. The Indo-German alliance for climate protection and renewable energy was an “overarching partnership” between the two nations, in which mutual assistance and synergies would be further strengthened, the press release said. At a press conference held during his visit to Berlin, Modi said not acting on climate change amounted to “a moral crime”. Chancellor Merkel said she was glad that India sought to implement the Paris Climate Agreement “very intensively and in a very committed way”. India was “in a different stage of development” than Germany, she said, but New Delhi’s national climate targets showed that the country “knows how much of a challenge climate change means for all of us.”

Find the press release in German here.

For background, read the CLEW article Germany, China urge US to remain in climate agreement and the CLEW factsheet The story of "Climate Chancellor" Angela Merkel.

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