News Digest Item
16 Nov 2018

NGO calls for anti-coal protests in dozens of German cities


Environmental NGO Greenpeace is calling on anti-coal protesters to gather in 54 German cities on 17 November to demand a resolute phase-out of coal-fired power production in the country. “End the dirty age of coal,” will be the protests’ central message, says Greenpeace climate expert Bastian Neuwirth in a press release. “The German government has bid farewell to climate protection” and officially given up on its 2020 emissions reduction target, Neuwirth says, arguing that quick shutdown or curbing of coal plants would allow Germany to still reach it. “It is irresponsible to hesitate for even just another second to counter the climate crisis,” he says.

Find the press release in German here.

See the CLEW article German commission draft suggests coal exit with compensation for more information.

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