“Gabriel dumps climate plan”
Social Democratic economy minister Sigmar Gabriel has lost his credibility regarding climate and environment policy with his last-minute decision to block an agreement on Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050 out of consideration for unions and industry, writes Michael Bauchmüller in an opinion piece for Süddeutsche Zeitung. “According to his own analysis, the SPD’s gains among the ecologically interested electorate can’t come close to compensating the losses triggered within the traditional working class through green policy,” writes Bauchmüller.
Read the opinion piece in German here.
Also read the CLEW article Coal exit dispute delays Germany’s Climate Action Plan and the CLEW factsheet Germany’s trimmed-down Climate Action Plan for background.