Kiefer, Griese, Brose und Wolter


Rhineland-Palatinate announces plans to join Climate Alliance

German federal state aims to become a member of Europe's largest municipal network for climate action in 2019

Kaiserslautern/Frankfurt, 14.11.2018. In 2019, the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate plans follow in the footsteps of the 25 municipalities in its territory that are already members of the Climate Alliance. Dr. Thomas Griese, Rhineland-Palatinate State Secretary of the Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Food and Forestry, announced the decision in Kaiserslautern on 13 November at the 16th Climate Alliance Municipal Climate Protection Conference. Rhineland-Palatinate will thus become the third German federal state to join the municipal network after Schleswig-Holstein and North Rhine-Westphalia. A total of eight federal states in Austria as well as one in Hungary, in Spain and in Belgium are already Climate Alliance members. Each of the 1,700 members of the Climate Alliance from 26 European countries enters into a voluntary commitment to protect the climate. Founded in 1990, the network encompasses cities, towns and districts as well as entire regions and NGOs.

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Photo: (left to right) Peter Kiefer, member of the city council of Kaiserslautern; Thomas Brose, Climate Alliance Executive Director; Andreas Wolter, President of Climate Alliance and Mayor of the City of Cologne; Thomas Griese, Ministry of the Environment, Energy, Food and Forestry, Rhineland-Palatinate | View / Kaiserslautern