News Digest Item
06 Jun 2017

“Climate protection: Transport must change now”

Federal Environment Agency (UBA)

Germany must immediately and drastically reduce emissions in the transport sector to meet the goals of both the Paris Climate Agreement and Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050, according to an analysis by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA). The UBA makes several policy proposals to reach the targets, including: stricter efficiency standards for new cars, an e-car quota, abolishing climate-harmful subsidies, and introducing a toll based on distance driven.
The UBA also released its 2017 report on environmental data, assessing Germany’s development of several indicators, such as greenhouse gas reductions, energy consumption, and the share of renewables.

Find the press release in German here, the analysis on transport in German here, and the report on environmental data in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossiers The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector and The energy transition and climate change.

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