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22 Aug 2018

Leading German industry group strongly opposes push to raise EU’s 2030 emissions reduction goal

Federation of German Industries (BDI)

The European Commission’s proposal to raise the EU’s 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target from 40 percent to 45 percent relative to 1990 levels is misguided, Federation of German Industries (BDI) Deputy Director Holger Lösch says in a statement. “Stricter EU climate goals bring nothing. We reject the idea of the EU going it alone,” he says. “Instead of talking about ever more ambitious goals, it is imperative now to focus on the tools with which the existing goals can be achieved.”

Read the statement in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier Germany's energy transition in the European context.

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