Is Germany's green reputation at risk? Government omits coal phase-out from climate action plan

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Is Germany's green reputation at risk? Government omits coal phase-out from climate action plan

Final draft of Climate Action Plan 2050 sets out pathway for up to 95 per cent greenhouse gas emission reduction from 1990 baseline, but green groups criticise removal of sector specific targets

Germany's environment ministry has removed sector-specific targets and a timeline to phase-out coal power from the final draft of its Climate Action Plan 2050 published this week, angering green groups...

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