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22 May 2018

Germany has already used up its CO2 budget for the 1.5°C climate target – institute

Institute for Applied Ecology (Öko-Institut)

If Germany contributed to reaching the Paris Climate Agreement’s 1.5°C temperature target in accordance with its share of the global population, the country would have to stop all CO2 emissions now, according to calculations provided by the Institute for Applied Ecology (Öko-Institut). “To limit global warming to a maximum of 2°C, the following applies: if emissions in Germany remain unchanged, the country’s share of global emissions per capita would be used up by 2027,” write emission experts Charlotte Loreck and Lukas Emele in the institute’s blog.

Read the blog in German here.

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