News Digest Item
10 Nov 2016

“Strong German climate policy needed in wake of Trump victory”

Deutsche Welle

Germany and other European countries need to “move ahead” with their climate commitments and should “intensify their efforts” following the election of Donald Trump, which has made international climate diplomacy far less predictable, said climate policy expert Lutz Weischer from NGO Germanwatch in an interview with Deutsche Welle. The fact that the adoption of Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050 was blocked due to an intervention of economy minister Sigmar Gabriel on the day of Trump’s election “very disappointing”, said Weischer. He called on the German government “to change course and approve a climate plan within the next few days” as Trump’s victory needed to be understood “as a wake-up call” for European energy and climate policy-makers.

Read the interview in English here

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