The Environment and the Epidemic Politicians Call for Fewer Climate Protections During Coronavirus Crisis

German politicians have begun calling for industry to be shielded from too much environmental protection during the coronavirus crisis. But corporations aren't joining the appeal. They managed to turn CO2 reduction into a competitive advantage long ago.
VW chief Herbert Diess gives a speech in Zwickau in 2019.

VW chief Herbert Diess gives a speech in Zwickau in 2019.

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DER SPIEGEL 15/2020

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg

Climate activist Greta Thunberg

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"If the plants go hungry, everyone goes hungry!" say protesting farmers.

"If the plants go hungry, everyone goes hungry!" say protesting farmers.

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