COP26 results increase pressure on future German government to respect the climate

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Green Party co-leader Baerbock said she saw the results of the climate conference as a mandate for the future German government to “get out of fossil fuels sooner and put clean industry technologies on. the right path”. When asked on state television if Germany’s exit from coal would happen much sooner if his party was in the next government, Bearbock replied “Yes”.

In a document outlining the preliminary results of the negotiations, the parties said the “central task” of the new government was to put the country on a 1.5 ° C trajectory. They also said there was a need to accelerate the exit from coal from the current target date of 2038, “ideally” until 2030.

An alliance of 13 major social and environmental NGOs appealed to the likely next Chancellor Scholz and his potential new government to step up their climate ambitions following the Glasgow conference. “The turning point to keep the limit of 1.5 degrees Celsius within reach has not yet been crossed,” the NGOs said. “This is why we appeal to [prospective government] parties to reach a coalition agreement with the goal of reducing emissions by 70% by 2030 compared to 1990. To achieve this, the phase-out of coal must be implemented by 2030. percent by 2030.

NGOs also called for an end to climate-damaging subsidies, a faster deployment of renewable energy, a doubling of climate finance and an increase in international climate partnerships. “The ambitious implementation of the Glasgow resolutions must start in Germany today,” their call said, adding that the coalition agreement will be “the key instrument against which we will measure the SPD, the Greens and the FDP. “.


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