Only a few years ago, the German government announced there would be a million electrocars on German roads by the year 2020. But many people are sceptical, saying electric cars are too expensive and too ineffiecient.
Today, half the world's electric cars are on Chinese roads: the country is set on becoming the world's technology and market leader. Germany, as a leading research location, could profit greatly from that ambition.
The German government unveiled a new initiative for cooperation with Africa last year. Critics say the pledge is yet to be turned into action.
Two weeks, 25,000 people, late-night compromise: This year's UN climate talks were more process than results. But important threads emerged — at official negotiations as well as on the sidelines. And, there's still hope!
France and Germany's leaders opened the high-level talks at COP23 on Wednesday, calling on other countries to match Europe's climate goals. But with Germany heavily reliant on coal, how ambitious is Europe really?
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