“The poor only can watch”
Germany no longer is among the countries most engaged in advancing climate protection, Werner Rätz, co-founder of global justice group Attac Germany says in an interview with Frankfurter Rundschau. This year’s G20 host is advancing its energy transition “only half-heartedly,” while countries like China and India have started to emerge as the new vanguards for meaningful climate protection, he argues. Rätz also says the G20, as a small number of dominant nations meeting to set the rules for the rest of the planet, lacks legitimacy and the only legitimate forum for this kind of global agenda-setting is the United Nations. “All other states can watch but have no voice,” Rätz says.
Find CLEW’s full background on the Hamburg summit in the dossier G20 2017 - Climate and energy at the Hamburg summit.