News Digest Item
07 Nov 2016

Businesses demand 2030 sector targets for Climate Action Plan 2050

Foundation 2° / Germanwatch / B.A.U.M. e.V.

A group of more than 40 companies has called for 2030-targets for all sectors in a Climate Action Plan 2050 that “clearly signals” the implementation of the commitments made in the Paris Agreement. “This is the only way that new business models and concrete decarbonisation plans can be developed,” the companies write in a public appeal. They emphasise the “economic possibilities” of climate protection efforts and call for planning security. “Climate protection through businesses creates jobs and secures the competitiveness and sustainability of Germany as a business location,” says the appeal. Commerzbank, Hochtief, IKEA, EnBW, German Telekom, METRO Group and Adidas have all signed the appeal. The industry has so far mostly criticised strict climate protection measures laid out in earlier drafts of the environment ministry’s climate plan.

Find the appeal in German here.

For background read the CLEW article Ministry avoids concrete targets in weakened Climate Action Plan.

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