Germans say green measures boost economy

Seven in ten citizens want more environmental policies, says agency study


Almost 70 per cent of Germans believe bold environmental policies boost the country’s economic competitiveness, according to a new poll by the federal environment agency. A similar proportion said the government needed to take more domestic action to improve the environment. Two-thirds of Germans also want their government to lead the international fight against climate change. Almost 60 per cent want reduced dependence on energy imports, with 87 per cent supporting more renewables and 100 per cent favouring more energy-efficient products. See German environment agency press release.

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