In an open letter to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the president of Energy Cities and Lord Mayor of Heidelberg, Eckart Würzner, and the presidents of Climate Alliance and ICLEI networks – also Mayors of German cities -, proposed a strategic partnership with the German Federal Government on the basis of a permanent exchange. In addition, the Federal Government must create good framework conditions for local climate protection. This includes extended and adapted financing of local climate protection measures.
Among the concrete demands made in the letter are the introduction of climate protection as a mandatory task at all
Read the full letter (in German):
It has been trumpeted as a “very powerful package” by the German government. The long-awaited draft of Germany’s first climate protection law, unveiled on September 20, is ultimately insufficient to catapult the so-called energy transition pioneer back into climate leadership.
With a new climate action law, chancellor Angela Merkel can show how serious the so-called energy transition pioneer takes its task.
Energy Cities, Climate Alliance and ICLEI have called in a joint open letter on the German chancellor Angela Merkel to commit to resolute action on climate protection.