New German minister sets stage for ‘gigantic’ climate policy push

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Germany’s new economy and climate action minister, Robert Habeck, said on Tuesday that the country had to make up for a “considerable backlog” in climate change policy at all levels. The co-leader of the Green party, which came into government as part of a three-way coalition in December, said that without far-reaching countermeasures, Germany would significantly miss its climate targets in 2030. “We must become more efficient and faster in the coming years. The pace and consistency must increase,” Habeck said, as he presented a climate change “balance sheet” that will frame numerous policy in…

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