News Digest Item
13 Mar 2017

National climate targets “wrong path” – chancellery chief

Die Welt

The chief of Angela Merkel's chancellery, Peter Altmaier, wants ambitious EU and international goals for climate protection, instead of special national targets. “I am completely convinced that the path of national targets is wrong,” he told a meeting of the Christian Democrats' (CDU) Economic Council, reports Daniel Wetzel in Die Welt. In a message on Twitter, Altmaier indicated that he was stating his personal opinion.

Read the article in German here and Altmaier’s tweet in German here.

For background read the CLEW factsheet Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets.

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