30 Nov 2018, 15:04
Julian Wettengel

“We’re not going to Katowice empty-handed” – environment minister

Clean Energy Wire

Despite the extension of the work of Germany’s coal exit commission, the country’s delegation will not go to Katowice empty-handed, said environment minister Svenja Schulze (SPD) during a plenary debate in the federal parliament (Bundestag). “The fact that such a commission exists at all, that we succeed in bringing together civil society organisations and representatives of science, business, and trade unions, all around one table in order to work together on solutions, is exactly the right signal,” said Schulze. “And if we need a little longer for that, then we just need a little longer.”

Find the plenary protocol in German here.

For background, read the CLEW article Germany's coal exit commission extends work to 2019.

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