Germans consider themselves environmentally conscious but Germany is one of the countries with the highest carbon dioxide emissions worldwide. Several proposals for reducing greenhouse gases are being discussed.
Germany is only responsible for around 2% of the world's carbon emissions. And there's a quick and easy way to reduce that even further, as DW's Felix Steiner argues in this polemic.
Climate protection is high on the public agenda and EU finance ministers want to get in on the discussion. They have many ideas on carbon dioxide emissions pricing, but are yet to find an answer, reports Bernd Riegert.
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.
As millions of people took to the streets worldwide to demand action on climate change, the German government approved a raft of new measures. But they fell way short of requirements, writes DW's Martin Muno.
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