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Germany: Merkel unveils government's multibillion climate protection plan

Germany, Berlin
September 20, 2019 at 17:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

The German government unveiled its climate protection plan until 2030 in Berlin on Friday at a presentation taking place against the backdrop of massive protests on the issue across the globe.

The programme would see around 54 billion euros ($59 billion) allocated to climate protection projects until 2023.

"As a scientist, I can say that what impresses me, is when Greta Thunberg says: "Unite behind the science." We're not doing something ideological here. We are doing something for which there is massive evidence that we have to act against it. Those who ignore this scientific evidence saying "We're going to make it somehow" are not acting with awareness of the future, which we did," said Merkel.

The climate action plan will reportedly include 70 different projects and monitoring missions regarding construction, traffic and agriculture.

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The German government unveiled its climate protection plan until 2030 in Berlin on Friday at a presentation taking place against the backdrop of massive protests on the issue across the globe.

The programme would see around 54 billion euros ($59 billion) allocated to climate protection projects until 2023.

"As a scientist, I can say that what impresses me, is when Greta Thunberg says: "Unite behind the science." We're not doing something ideological here. We are doing something for which there is massive evidence that we have to act against it. Those who ignore this scientific evidence saying "We're going to make it somehow" are not acting with awareness of the future, which we did," said Merkel.

The climate action plan will reportedly include 70 different projects and monitoring missions regarding construction, traffic and agriculture.

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