“Climate protection: Transport must change now”
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.
For background, read the CLEW dossiers The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector and The energy transition and climate change.