Environmentalists file suit against Merkel’s ‘weak’ climate laws

The Business Times | Jan 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM
  • Environmental groups announced Wednesday they had filed lawsuits at Germany’s highest court accusing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government of failing to protect basic rights through its weak climate protection law.
  • Undeterred, they have now turned to Germany’s highest court, evoking a decision of the Dutch supreme court.
  • With plans to make train travel cheaper and air travel more costly, the package is intended to help Europe’s largest economy slash its greenhouse gas emissions by 55 per cent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.