Reuters: German cabinet approves climate protection measures

Focus Information Agency | Oct 9, 2019 at 2:04 PM
  • The German cabinet on Wednesday approved climate protection measures designed to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions, keeping on track plans by Chancellor Angela Merkel to pass the landmark package this year, Reuters reported.
  • As Merkel and her ministers met at the chancellery, hundreds of Extinction Rebellion climate activists blocked a major bridge nearby on the third day of global protests designed to press governments to take more drastic action against global warming.
  • The overall goal of the measures – priced at 54 billion euros – is to cut German greenhouse gas emissions to 55% of the 1990 level by 2030.