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13 Jun 2018

Government no longer dares to take climate protection seriously – opinion

Süddeutsche Zeitung

The German government’s ‘Climate Protection Report’ is a “testimony of failure,” writes Michael Bauchmüller in a commentary for the Süddeutsche Zeitung. “The truth is that this government no longer dares to pursue a serious climate policy. […] It appears that Germany is ruled by a club of procrastinators who have lost all courage when it comes to climate protection,” Bauchmüller writes with reference to economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier and transport minister Andreas Scheuer. He argues that this attitude does not do justice to the German industry, which has a huge innovative potential, but needs the right policy incentives.

Read the commentary in German here.

Find plenty of background on the Climate Protection Report in the article Germany on track to widely miss 2020 climate target - government

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