Germany lags behind other EU countries on climate change mitigation – environmental coalition
Germany scores poorly in a new ranking of EU member states’ ambition and progress on slowing global warming, according to a press release from Climate Action Network Europe, an umbrella organisation of European civil society groups working to fight climate change. The group criticized Germany for its predicted failure to meet its 2020 climate targets and for postponing clear pathways for emissions reductions in the transport and energy sectors. It said the country must set a clear deadline to phase out coal and support more ambitious energy and climate policies at the EU level. Germany scored 7th of the 28 countries in the EU, behind Sweden, Portugal, and France.
Read the press release in English here and find the ranking in English here.