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Germany approves climate measures seen as weak by activists

Germany approves climate measures seen as weak by activists

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German cabinet on Wednesday approved measures to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions, paving the way for Chancellor Angela Merkel to pass landmark climate legislation this year. Climate activists and industry groups immediately criticised the plans as too weak to achieve Germany’s goal of becoming emissions-neutral by 2050

German cabinet approves climate protection measures

German cabinet approves climate protection measures

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German cabinet on Wednesday approved landmark climate protection measures designed to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions, German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said on Twitter. The approval of the measures, which would be enshrined in a Climate Protection Law, comes after ministries resolved differences on the scale

Merkel defends climate plan as activists block Berlin squares

Merkel defends climate plan as activists block Berlin squares

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday defended climate protection measures condemned by critics as unambitious, while activists blocked traffic in Berlin to demand drastic action to cut carbon emissions responsible for global warming. Speaking at the launch of a centre for education on climate, Merkel said the measures her government

Merkel defends climate plan as activists block key Berlin square

Merkel defends climate plan as activists block key Berlin square

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday defended climate protection measures condemned by critics as unambitious, while activists blocked traffic in Berlin to demand drastic action to cut the carbon emissions responsible for global warming. Speaking at the launch of a centre for education on climate, Merkel said the measures her

Merkel: Climate package must include CO2 monitoring to pass cabinet

Merkel: Climate package must include CO2 monitoring to pass cabinet

SINSHEIM, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday the government’s climate protection package would include a mechanism to monitor compliance with emission limits set for individual sectors, adding that the cabinet was due to pass it on Wednesday. She said that such monitoring would be very clearly laid out in the climate

Climate activists block key traffic hub in Berlin

Climate activists block key traffic hub in Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) - Dozens of climate change activists blocked traffic at a main square in Berlin on Monday, kicking off a week of protests intended to force the German government to take more drastic measures to protect the environment. Defying almost freezing temperatures, activists singing “Solid as a rock, rooted as a tree” gathered at dawn at the