News Digest Item
14 Nov 2016

“Cabinet approves guide to climate-neutral Germany”

Federal Ministry for the Environment

The German federal cabinet finally approved the government’s Climate Action Plan 2050 as the basic framework on how Germany is to become largely greenhouse gas neutral in 2050. In a press release, environment minister Barbara Hendricks pointed out that this was the first time Germany set specific emission reduction targets for individual economic sectors. “From today on, no one can talk her- or himself into believing that climate protection affects only the others. […] With the Climate Action Plan, we provide individual economic sectors with a concrete framework for strategic decisions in the coming years. I am sure that these prospects will trigger enormous ingenuity and creative power,” said Hendricks.

Read a CLEW article on last Friday’s government agreement: Germany finally sets specific CO₂ targets in climate roadmap, as well as Reactions to Germany's Climate Action Plan 2050.

Find a press release in English here, the full text of the Climate Action Plan 2050 in German here and a summary in English here.

PLEASE NOTE: The Clean Energy Wire will publish a factsheet on the Climate Action Plan 2050 later today.

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