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19 Oct 2018

Coal commission still debating national climate targets versus Paris Climate Agreement


Germany’s coal exit commission faces a huge task, but progress is slow, write Horand Knaup and Max Haerder in business magazine Wirtschaftswoche. “Participants lament that a lot of time and energy is wasted on questions of organisation and discussions about headlines,” the authors write. According to the article, commission members are beginning to get nervous because the question is still open as to whether the coal exit should be geared towards the more ambitious Paris Climate Agreement or towards the less ambitious national climate targets. But environmentalists recently got a boost from their victory in the fight over Hambach Forest, the recent IPCC report, and the Green’s strong showing in Bavaria’s elections, according to the article.

Find background in the article Commission watch – Managing Germany’s coal phase-out.

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