Leading German Climate Expert 'Kyoto Has Only Carrots and No Sticks'

Global carbon dioxide emissions are continuing to grow, but prospects for a worldwide climate policy were diminished even further in Durban, South Africa, this week. In an interview, environmental policy expert Klaus Töpfer explains what steps need to be taken and why Germany will face greater challenges than most other countries in its battle against CO2.
A coal-fired power plant in Germany: The country has a "massive responsibility" with its shift to cleaner energy, argues environment expect Klaus Töpfer.

A coal-fired power plant in Germany: The country has a "massive responsibility" with its shift to cleaner energy, argues environment expect Klaus Töpfer.

Foto: SVEN KAESTNER/ AP
Interview conducted by Christian Teevs