News Digest Item
08 Sep 2017

Environment ministry rejects “extremely negative” view on 2020 climate goals


The federal environment ministry does not share the “extremely negative” assessment by think tank Agora Energiewende* that Germany is heading for a “spectacular” miss of the 2020 climate targets, writes Susanne Ehlerding in the Tagesspiegel. “We continue to assume that there will be additional progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, as many of the measures decided with the Climate Action Programme 2020 are beginning to have an effect,” said a ministry spokesperson. However, one would have to “again strongly re-adjust” measures after the general elections.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW article Germany heads for "spectacular" 2020 climate target miss - study.

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

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