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Carbon targets on the table in German coalition talks

Tuesday, 09 January 2018

Germany’s prospective coalition partners the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Social Democrats (SPD)are preparing to drop plans to lower carbon dioxide emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2020,Reuters reported on Monday.

Germany’s would-be coalition partners are preparing to abandon the country’s 2020 target for carbon emission cuts, a potential embarrassment for Chancellor Angela Merkel. Abandoning that goal would represent a reversal forMrsMerkel, a former environment minister known as the “climate chancellor” and long identified with the wor...

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