News Digest Item
29 Aug 2016

“German government wants to reconsider CO2 storage”

Die Welt

Germany is reconsidering its position on underground CO2 reservoirs, in order to help reach emissions reduction targets agreed in the Paris climate agreement, writes Daniel Wetzel in Die Welt, citing the latest version of the Climate Action Plan 2050, circulating in the federal environment ministry. In 2012, the German government had put strict regulations on the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology, which involves pumping carbon dioxide emissions under ground to remove it from the atmosphere, after it came under public scrutiny, he writes. Scientists and the German government know that without this technology, the 1.5 percent cap on global warming will not be attainable, Wetzel said in a separate article in Die Welt.

Read the article in Die Welt in German here.

Read a second article in Die Welt on the same topic in German here.

Read a CLEW factsheet about the drafting of the government’s Climate Action Plan 2050 here.

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