World Angela Merkel gives failure for climate protection to

14:55  22 july  2021
14:55  22 july  2021 Source:   spiegel.de

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Angela Merkel urges the tempo to attract climate protection. At their last summer press conference, the Chancellor also admitted that there have been disappointments on their policy in their term of office.

  Angela Merkel gibt Versäumnisse beim Klimaschutz zu © Wolfgang Kumm / DPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel has granted failures and disappointments in the climate protection policy at the last summer press conference. Measured by the aim of limiting the global climate increase to two degrees, it is not enough during their chancellor's "not sufficiently a lot," she said. "Therefore, the tempo must be tightened."

Merkel at the same time emphasized its personal use for the fight against global warming. "I think I've spent a lot of power for climate change," she said. "And yet I'm sufficiently equipped with scientific mind to see that the objective circumstances require that you can not continue in the tempo, but must be faster."

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The Chancellor pointed out at the same time that it is great Resistance to efficient climate protection gives - for example in the implementation of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. "I have experienced many disappointments at that time," Merkel said. She has "very, a lot of power in my political life used to find the majorities that we could go at least this path." This has "actually shaped my entire political work."

"The more vaccinated, the more free we will be again"

Merkel called the population in view of increasing infection numbers to increased vaccination efforts. "The more vaccinated, the free we will be back," said the Chancellor. Only together the pandemic could be overcome. Therefore, people should also actively advertise vaccinations in the private environment and the world of work.

Even those who still hesitated should concern: "Each vaccine is a small step toward more protection for everyone," Merkel said. Therefore, all those who are already convinced and vaccinated should also advertise in family and circle of friends or at work for more vaccine protection. "We want all our normality back, but we just get back as a community," said Chancellor.

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