News Digest Item
08 Sep 2017

Hurricane Irma “wake-up call for resolute climate policy”


Hurricanes such as Irma and Harvey are a “wake-up call for resolute climate policy” and it is alarming that climate is playing no role in the current German federal election campaign, writes environmental and development NGO Germanwatch in a press release. It is “high time” that other parties besides the Greens clearly committed to reaching climate targets, phasing out coal and implementing a transport transition, said policy director Christoph Bals. Only if the “former energy transition pioneer Germany” acts domestically, can it credibly promote international progress at the UN climate conference in Bonn in November.

Find the press release in German here.

For background, read the CLEW article Isolating Trump, 19 G20-members say Paris climate deal "irreversible".

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