German Green Party’s Robert Habeck set to become economy minister 25.11.2021

Deutsche Welle | Nov 25, 2021 at 1:00 AM
  • Green co-leader Robert Habeck is set to take over the Economy and Energy Ministry, whose portfolio is to be expanded into climate as well.
  • At Wednesday’s presentation, Habeck — who is tipped to become vice chancellor —  promised that the goverment cs contract would put Germany “on the path to 1.5 degrees” — meaning to cap the current rise in global warming at 1.5 degrees over pre-industrial levels, a goal many climate scientists already see as out of reach.
  • During that time, he built a reputation as an easygoing, pragmatic Green politician who always had an ear for his SPD coalition partners, as well as for staunch conservatives in the farming community.