News Digest Item
07 Nov 2017

Germany bad example in climate action

Zeit Online

Germany, host of this year’s UN climate summit, is a bad example when it comes to climate action, writes Petra Pinzler in an opinion piece on Zeit Online. The country of “Climate Chancellor” Angela Merkel is not adhering to its promised CO2 reductions, and remains the largest user of CO2-intensive lignite. The government has succumbed repeatedly to lobbying by car manufacturers and farmers, and as a result these sectors have not reduced emissions. According to Pinzler, the climate summit could help Germany learn from other countries like Norway, Denmark, or the UK how to implement climate-friendly transportation.

Read the op-ed in German here.

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