Policy Update

German development minister supports agreement on national climate package

The German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller, signaled his approval of a renogotiated agreement between German states and the federal government on the national climate protection act, originally passed in December. The original agreement was revisited after weeks of friction over states' tax losses. The new agreement prices carbon emissions more highly than the first.

Müller sees the agreement as aligned with his intention to push for a more ambitious plan at the next UN Climate Conference 2020 in Glasgow, and for more EU investment and innovation programs in the renewable energy sector.

Press release – German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development