Angela Merkel: The Climate Chancellor?

IIEA25th October 20191min
Germany’s 2030 Climate Protection Programme was unveiled on 20 September 2019. This briefing outlines the context in which the programme was launched and how it fits into Angela Merkel’s legacy as the Climate Chancellor.

Author: Deirdre Ní Cheallacháin

Discussions surrounding how to legislate for and finance Germany’s 2030 Climate Protection Programme continue to dominate political discourse in Berlin. The twenty-three-page document, entitled “Cornerstones for the Climate Protection Programme 2030”, was unveiled by the Climate Cabinet at the Futurium in Berlin on 20 September 2019 against the backdrop of “Fridays for Future” demonstrations taking place throughout Germany and the world. This briefing outlines the economic and political context in which this programme was launched and provides an overview of Germany’s climate protection programme, as well as how it fits into the Chancellor’s legacy as the Climate Chancellor.

The paper can be accessed here.