News Digest Item
10 Jul 2018

Al Gore: Germany is losing its climate edge

Politico Europe

Once a leader on climate protection, Germany is now falling behind, former US Vice President Al Gore said in an interview with Politico Europe. Its continued reliance on coal to power its economy endangers not only its international reputation but also the jobs of the future, he added. “Germany was a model for the rest of the world, and a narrative took hold here in Germany that might be summarised as ‘Germany leads and everyone follows,” he told Politico. “But that narrative is now out of date.”

Read the article in English here.

For background, read the articles Gore says Germany faces historic step as coal commission starts work and Germany on track to widely miss 2020 climate target – government.

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