BERLIN (AP) — Economists, scientists and environmental activists on Tuesday called on the German government to create a 100 billion euro ($100 billion) fund to fight climate change.

Marcel Fratzscher, president of the German Institute for Economic Research, said the money was needed in part because of Germany’s failure to invest enough in solar and wind power. Adequate funding would have made the country less dependent on fossil fuel imports that now contribute to energy poverty, Fratzscher said.

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