No small fry: German govt haggles over climate change policy

The leaders of Germany's governing parties are meeting Thursday to thrash out the final details of a plan to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions, a day before protesters plan to descend on Berlin demanding climate action

Instead, her three-party government wants to put a price on most carbon emissions, encourage people to buy more efficient cars and heaters, and boost the development of clean technology to meet 2030 goals.

With a self-imposed deadline of Friday, Merkel's center-right Union bloc and the center-left Social Democrats remain divided and are expected to haggle over the details of the plan throughout the night.