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's parliament voted on Friday to formally accept most of a climate protection packet. The legislation aims to cut Germany's greenhouse gas emissions to 55% of the 1990 levels by 2030.
After Greenpeace activists absconded with the "C", they unfurled a banner next to the remaining letters that translated to: "You should protect the climate." The move came just ahead of the CDU's annual party conference.
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.
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