Cancun Hangover Germany Grows Tired of Leading Europe on Climate Change

For the Cancun climate change agreement to be effective, the European Union would have to further cut greenhouse gas emissions. Germany, though, no longer wants to be the model EU pupil and is asking others in the club to step up.
Von Christian Schwägerl
Germany would like to see other EU countries pledge to significantly higher CO2 emissions reductions targets. Here, smog over Paris.

Germany would like to see other EU countries pledge to significantly higher CO2 emissions reductions targets. Here, smog over Paris.

Foto: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/ AFP
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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