News Digest Item
09 Oct 2018

Germany must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 62 percent by 2030 to help reach 1.5° goal – env min

Tagesspiegel Background

According to environment ministry calculations, Germany would have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 62 percent by 2030, compared to 1990 levels, to meet the requirements laid out by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5° Celsius, reports Tagesspiegel Background. Germany currently aims to reduce GHG emissions by 55 percent by 2030. The IPCC report states that in order to limit global warming to 1.5° Celsius, global net human-caused CO₂ emissions must be reduced by 45 percent by 2030, compared to 2010 levels.

For background, read the CLEW news item IPCC report: must not waste time on climate – German env min and the dossier The energy transition and climate change and the Commission watch – Managing Germany’s coal phase-out.

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