Next week in the Chancellery: Merkel meets with Greta Thunberg and Luisa Neubauer

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to meet next Thursday, a group of climate activists to Greta Thunberg and Luisa Neubauer to an exchange of views at the F

Next week in the Chancellery: Merkel meets with Greta Thunberg and Luisa Neubauer

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to meet next Thursday, a group of climate activists to Greta Thunberg and Luisa Neubauer to an exchange of views at the Federal Chancellery. The CDU politician intention to discuss with representatives of the environmental movement of the "Fridays for our Future," the national and international climate protection, said government spokesman Steffen Seibert on Friday in Berlin. He added that to demonstrate the Chancellor to support young people who went on the road to more climate protection.

The Chancellor wants to use the German EU-presidency in the area of climate protection progress. Thunberg and Neubauer have accused the Federal government repeatedly, not sufficient for the climate. They demand that the governments would have to start all over the world, finally, to treat the climate crisis as a crisis. Merkel and Thunberg had met during a Klimagipfelsder the United Nations ' New York in the past year.

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in addition to Thunberg and Neubauer will be the two Belgian Anuna de Wever and Adélaïde Charliér in the case of Merkel in the process. The four Activists had called on the EU less than a month ago, together to take measures against the impending climate catastrophe. In an open letter, they demanded, among other things, the immediate cessation of all investment in and subsidies for fossil fuels, as well as the establishment of binding CO2 Budgets. The Letter have so far signed by more than 120,000 people, including Nobel peace prize laureate Malala Yousafzai and numerous celebrities such as Hollywood Star Leonardo DiCaprio.

environmental organizations to keep the conversation for an important Signal. The need to deeds, called Lutz Weischer of Germanwatch: "The Chancellor must lead the EU this year to an improved climate target for 2030 of at least minus 55 percent, and do everything to ensure that even beyond the target size is possible."

Similarly, the FEDERAL-managing Director, Antje von Broock sees: "It is a good Signal that Mrs Merkel to deal with the demands of the young climate activists. If it is more than just a symbolic act, if the Chancellor is going to throw your political weight for a higher EU climate target in the pan.“

Updated Date: 14 August 2020, 21:19

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