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Leaked Document: Germany’s Planned Coal Commission Shows Little Interest For The Climate


While Berlin has postponed for a third time the launch of the highly anticipated coal commission, a leaked document obtained by shows that the roadmap focuses more on the restructuring coal-dependent German regions than on reducing CO2.

After the latest postponement, the government is now expected to appoint the coal exit commission on Wednesday (6 June).

According to the two-page document, the commission has defined six fields of action, the first of which is “to create a concrete perspective for new, future-proof jobs in the affected regions in cooperation between the federal government, the federal states, local authorities and economic actors”.

“The policy of the federal government aims at reaching full employment and establishing equal living conditions throughout Germany,” it adds.

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