News Digest Item
02 Nov 2017

UN worries could be tailwind for German Greens in coalition talks

Süddeutsche Zeitung

The United Nation’s warning about a “worrying” gap between climate pledges and emissions cuts needed ahead of the climate conference in Bonn could provide the Green Party with tailwind in the ongoing talks to form a new government coalition, writes Cerstin Gammelin in an opinion piece in Süddeutsche Zeitung. “If you want to reach 2020 climate targets, you have to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and exit coal, soon. If the Greens want to stay true to themselves, a coal exit must be in the coalition treaty,” writes Gammelin.

Find the opinion piece in German here.

Find background, read the CLEW interview COP23 - 'Our guests will be surprised how much Germany relies on coal' and the factsheet Climate & energy stumbling blocks for Jamaica-coalition talks.

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