National target pushes climate agenda in coalition talks
In light of fears that the country will miss its 2020 climate targets by a wider margin than previously anticipated, climate protection has become a key issue in the ongoing coalition talks to form the next German government, writes Michael Bauchmüller in an opinion piece in Süddeutsche Zeitung. Germany would not have had to fear losing credibility on the international stage, for example at the current UN climate conference in Bonn, had it not set these targets for itself. With the Paris Agreement and its nationally determined contributions in place, many other countries’ governments would soon face the same fate, writes Bauchmüller.
Read the opinion piece in German here.
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