"Germany's Merkel Wants Green Recovery From Coronavirus Crisis"

"BERLIN - Governments should focus on climate protection when considering fiscal stimulus packages to support an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday.

Her comments are the clearest sign yet that Merkel wants to combine the task of helping companies recover from the pandemic with the challenge of setting more incentives for reducing carbon emissions.

Speaking at a virtual climate summit known as the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, Merkel said she expected difficult discussions about how to design post-crisis stimulus measures and about which business sectors need more help than others. "

Michael Nienaber and Markus Wacket report for Reuters April 28, 2020.


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Source: Reuters, 04/29/2020