Germany has passed a draft for a new climate protection law and measures to fight global warming. But activists say that’s not enough.
Extinction Rebellion climate activists have begun building a camp outside Chancellor Angela Merkel's office. During two weeks of international climate protests, they plan to block major roads in the German capital.
The German government has rejected claims that several elements of its proposed climate change law had been scaled back. Critics say the original bill was already too weak to allow Germany to reach global climate goals.
Germany's environment minister says the government should fall if coalition parties can't agree on measures to reduce damaging emissions. The country is one of the world's top producers of greenhouse gases.
Farmers have rallied in the western German city of Bonn to protest what they see as excessive regulation. The German government recently agreed on a set of new measures governing agriculture.
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