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01 Aug 2018

Bavarian cabinet announces climate action policies

Die Welt / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)

Bavarian state premier Markus Söder and his ministers are planning to expand existing measures, such as building insulation, support for community climate action, and growth of renewable energies, in order to fight climate change, they announced after a cabinet meeting held on Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze. They will also establish a “masterplan” to increase the carbon sink function of moors, Die Welt reports. The Bavarian government wants to stick to its target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to less than two tonnes per inhabitant per year by 2050. The opposition Green Party in the state parliament criticised the “bundle of non-committal and inefficient intentions,” the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reports. The Greens called for a masterplan for climate action and a climate protection law with more ambitious CO2 reduction targets.

Read the article in Die Welt in German here and the article in FAZ here.

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