News Digest Item
18 Jul 2017

“German climate targets in danger”


Germany’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent by 2020 and by at least 55 percent by 2030 looks to be in grave danger following reports that the state of Brandenburg may drastically soften its climate protection targets. The move would follow a similar decision by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The WWF is calling on the federal government to finally commit to a nationwide exit from coal. The NRW government’s decision will result in 2.7 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions. A similar move by Brandenburg would mean more than a billion tonnes of additional CO2. “Germany can then withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement,” the WWF adds.

Read the article in German here.

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