Germany, France push for ‘ambitious’ climate deal at Berlin talks

Germany and France have pledged to do all they can to strike a global climate deal by the end of the year. At informal talks in Berlin, both countries stressed the need for economic incentives for decarbonization.

Speaking at the opening of this year’s “Petersberg Dialogue” talks in Berlin on Tuesday, which has been held every year ahead of UN climate talks since 2010, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany would “double its contribution to fight climate change until 2020, based on 2014 levels.”

She stressed the need to involve and support developing nations in the global fight against cutting carbon emissions, saying that the global action taken “in the next 15 years will be crucial.”

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Both Merkel and Hollande emphasized that incentives for business are essential to “reach an ambitious, comprehensive and binding UN climate agreement by the end of this year,” according to a joint statement released ahead of the talks in Berlin.
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