Climate targets and growth will be important topics for Germany’s G20 presidency 2017
Implementing the Paris Climate Agreement will be challenging, according to Chancellor Angela Merkel. She said at the second day of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin this was already evident at Germany’s present work on a Climate Action Plan. All nations were called upon to deliver a long-term climate strategy, not only for climate protection reasons, but also for maintaining prosperity and growth, Merkel said. When taking over the presidency of the G20 at the end of 2016, Germany would make climate targets and growth important aspects of the discussions, Merkel said.