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German 2030 climate target ‘very, very challenging’ to reach, says Merkel

Planned climate protection law means 2030 target would ‘ideally’ be met, chancellor says, and flags closure of coal plants — The German government will introduce a climate protection law to ensure the country reaches its 2030 climate targets, but achieving these goals will be “very, very challenging”, said chancellor Angela Merkel during her annual summer …

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Climate action must protect economy and society, say Germany and Poland

As officials meet for talks in Berlin, Europe’s biggest coal states call for a ‘just transition’ from fossil fuels — Europe’s biggest coal states pushed for climate action that protects workers and the economy, at informal talks in Berlin on Monday. For the first time, a top trades union representative was invited to address the …

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Germany to miss 2020 climate target, government concedes in official report

A draft document seen by Climate Home News and due to be released on Wednesday shows Germany missing its 2020 emissions goal by 8 percentage points — Germany will miss its 2020 climate target, the government is to acknowledge in a report due for release on Wednesday. A draft of the 2017 Climate Protection Report …

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