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We have to fight global warming much faster -Merkel

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior the weekly German cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt/Pool

BERLIN, July 22 (Reuters) - Not enough has been done to reduce carbon emissions to help tackle global warming, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.

"This is not only true for Germany but for many countries in the world," Merkel told a news conference in Berlin, adding that it was important to implement measures compatible with climate goals in the Paris agreement.

Merkel, who stands down as chanceller later this year, said she had devoted much energy during her political career on climate protection but was very aware of the need for much speedier action.

Reporting by Kirsti Knolle Editing by Gareth Jones

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