News Digest Item
26 Sep 2016

“Green activists to boycott Climate Plan hearing”

Der Spiegel

Large German environmental NGOs plan to boycott an upcoming hearing on the Climate Action Plan 2050, organised by the federal environment ministry, writes Der Spiegel. Greenpeace, WWF, Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND) and Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) are protesting against the omission of a date for a coal exit and concrete emissions targets for each sector. Both were proposed in the extensive stakeholder consultation process. “Merkel must acknowledge and implement these [proposals], instead of watering down the climate plan,” said Tobias Münchmeyer, energy expert at Greenpeace.

Find background information on Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050 in the CLEW factsheet Germany’s trimmed-down Climate Action Plan and the article Ministry avoids concrete targets in weakened Climate Action Plan.

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