During her address at the Bundestag, Chancellor Angela Merkel also said that Europe was “more determined than ever” to fight climate change after President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Paris agreement.
She said global warming was an “existential challenge” for humanity and that the 2015 Paris deal was “not negotiable”.
Mrs Merkel vowed to stand firm against Mr Trump, stating that “the differences are obvious and it would be dishonest to try to cover that up. That I won’t do.”
She said: “The European Union unconditionally stands by its agreement in Paris and will implement it speedily and with determination. More than that: Since the decision of the United States to leave the Paris climate agreement, we are more determined than ever to make it a success.”