News Digest Item
14 Dec 2016

Climate Action Programme 2020 less effective than expected

Federal Ministry for the Environment

Germany’s Climate Action Programme 2020, initiated in 2014 to ensure the country meets its 2020 greenhouse gas emission targets, is likely to be less effective than expected, the Environment Ministry (BMUB) said in a press release. Projections for the auxiliary programme’s chances of cutting emissions by 40 percent by 2020 compared to 1990 levels now were “less optimistic,” the BMUB said. It predicted the likely effect would be “on the lower boundary” of a reduction between 37 and 40.4 percent. 

Read the BMUB’s press release here and the Climate Protection Report here.

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