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Berliners vote to decide on climate goals for city

Berlin voters were asked Sunday to decide on a proposal that would force the city government to drastically ramp up the German capital´s climate goals.
The referendum calls for Berlin to become climate neutral by 2030. The target means that in less than eight years, the city would no longer be allowed to contribute further to global warming.

An existing law sets the deadline for achieving that goal at 2045, which is also Germany´s national target.

The center-right Christian Democratic Union, which won a recent local election in the capital and is likely to lead its new government, opposes the earlier target but would be bound to implement it if the referendum passes.

While surveys showed Berliners narrowly in favor of the proposal, enthusiasm was muted on Saturday. A rally and concert at the city´s iconic Brandenburg Gate drew far fewer than the 35,000 people organizers had hoped for.

The referendum requires the support of at least 25% of the city´s 2.4 million eligible voters to pass - something that could be harder to achieve on a day when no other voting is taking place.






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    Dear Ajema Lydiah Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Berlin and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

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    • Daniel Waweru

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      Let them set reasonable goals and work toward s achieving them

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      • Tabitha Kimani

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        Hopefully they make a wise decision.

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        • Munene Mugambi

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          Let them vote well

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          • Ajema Lydiah

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            setting the goals and implenting them would be the better

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            • walter lungayi

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              Hope they choose the best way

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              • Gorffly mokua

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                Let them set the goals and start its implementation immediately!

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