The federal government’s “Climate Action Plan 2050" will influence next year’s general election campaign, writes German weekly Der Spiegel. The Green Party would like to speed up the plan, and any other party that might want them as a coalition partner after the election will have to work with them on this goal. Currently, Germany has a coalition government between the two big parties, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats and the Social Democrats, which is run by the economy and environment minister Sigmar Gabriel. According to the magazine: “If they do not want a grand coalition again, Merkel and Gabriel would each need the Greens to make it into the chancellery next year."
Read about the Climate Action Plan in CLEW’s article Germany’s roadmap to CO2-neutrality delayed amid industry objections.