Germany joins anti-coal alliance as critics attack 'feeble' climate package

German environment minister Svenja Schulze has announced that her government will join an international coalition lobbying for the phase-out of coal power, after releasing a controversial climate plan

German environment minister Svenja Schulze has announced that her government will join an international coalition lobbying for the phase-out of coal power, following the publication of a controversial national climate package that confirms the country will be coal power free by 2038.

Schulze, who is attending the UN climate summit this week in New York, said on Sunday that her government would join the Powering Past Coal Alliance, a coalition of national and local governments and businesses. 

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