News Digest Item
23 Jan 2018

Germany to miss EU climate goal in non-ETS sectors

Tagesspiegel Background

An internal paper from the German environment ministry shows the country will miss the 2020 greenhouse gas emission target set by the European Union for sectors not covered by the EU emission trading system (ETS), Jakob Schlandt writes in energy and climate newsletter Tagesspiegel Background. The ministry view the goal of cutting emissions from non-ETS sectors such as transport and agriculture by 14 percent compared to 2005 unlikely, Schlandt writes. Germany would have to buy emissions rights from other states and the exact procedure and costs are not clear yet, he explains.

For background, read the CLEW article Germany's energy use and emissions likely to rise yet again in 2017.

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