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06 Sep 2017

Environmental NGOs take stock: Merkel’s climate policy “lacks farsightedness”

NABU / Greenpeace / WWF / DNR

German climate, transport and agricultural policy under Chancellor Angela Merkel has “lacked farsightedness” and needs rerouting by the next government, German environmental NGOs WWF, NABU, Greenpeace and DNR say in a joint press release. “Environmental challenges cannot be met with lip services,” the NGOs argued, calling for an implementation of Germany’s climate goals in the next legislative period to avoid a loss of trust in German policy. The NGOs said Germany had to initiate a coal exit and begin a transition in the transport and agriculture sector to meet the Paris Climate Agreement’s stipulations. “Germany needs an immediate action programme Climate Protection 2020 – with a coal exit at the centre,” WWF Germany board member Christoph Heinrich argued.

Find the press release in German here.

Find background in the Factsheets Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets and Vote2017: German parties’ energy & climate policy positions.

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