Angela Merkel will make a special visit to Halifax this week to highlight the work of climate scientists, a stop that underscores the German Chancellor’s focus on science and the environment in a summer when those same issues are dogging Canada’s Prime Minister.
Georg Juergens, the deputy head of mission at the German embassy in Ottawa, said the aim of the visit is to highlight the importance of science as a driver of future growth.
“We always like to include a talk with students or have an event at a university when we do visits like these, because if you talk one leader to another that’s all very fine, but you have to have an impact as well,” he said.
“Universities are our futures. Canada and Germany are both knowledge societies. We are a relatively small amount of people and we need to have an above average amount of brains.”
Merkel’s visit to climate scientists heightens contrast with PM on environment policy