News Digest Item
07 Sep 2017

“Germany’s 2020 climate target further off than previously thought”

Agora Energiewende

Germany is likely to miss its 2020 emissions reduction target by nearly 120 million tonnes of CO2-equivalent - a far greater margin than previously thought, think tank Agora Energiewende* said in a new study. The country should quickly implement an ambitious set of measures to avoid “probably irreparable damage” to its international reputation as a climate protection frontrunner, the organisation added. “The next government immediately has to step up its efforts to at least get the country somewhere near its target,” Agora Energiewende head Patrick Graichen said in a press release.

 Germany's 2020 greenhouse gas emissions could end up about 120 million tonnes above target. Source - Agora Energiewende 2017.

Find a press release in German here and the full study in German here.

See the CLEW factsheets The story of “Climate Chancellor” Angela Merkel and Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets for more information.

The Clean Energy Wire will publish an article on this topic later today.

*Like the Clean Energy Wire, Agora Energiewende is a project funded by Stiftung Mercator and the European Climate Foundation.

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