Lead time: How Germany should move on from Merkel | Episode 1 – Climate Policy

Whoever wins the election, the next German government must approach climate action more systematically and in a more sustained fashion

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Welcome to ECFR’s special limited podcast series, in which we bring you the most pressing items on Germany’s foreign policy to-do list for its new government!

Episode 1 – Climate Policy

In our first episode, we’ll discuss climate policy: Whoever wins the election, the next German government must approach climate action more systematically and in a more sustained fashion. Moreover, how well the newly elected Bundestag positions itself to implement and sustain a coherent climate agenda will depend in large part on its composition and leading figures. But how should the new government really go about this? What are concrete next steps to be taken?

Read about the issue in this recent commentary by Rafael Loss: Flash in the pan: Flooding in Germany and the politics of climate