News Digest Item
18 Jan 2018

Effort sharing: Germany must do its homework – env min

BMUB / Council of the European Union

As ambassadors of the EU member states gave their support to a draft regulation that sets out binding emissions reduction targets in non-ETS (EU Emissions Trading System) sectors, German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks said in a press release that Germany “now has to do its homework, too. To reach our European climate protection goal for 2030, we need additional measures especially in the transport, buildings, and agriculture sectors.” The regulation, which aims to ensure that the non-ETS sectors’ emissions reduction target of 30 percent by 2030 compared to 2005 levels is reached, now needs to be approved by the European Parliament.

Find the BMUB press release in German here, and the Council press release in English here.

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