News Digest Item
06 Sep 2017

Immense efforts required to reach Germany’s climate targets

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Germany needs to significantly step up its climate policies to reach the government target of reducing CO2 emissions by 55 percent by 2030, according to energy state secretary Rainer Baake. At an event in Munich, Baake singled out the transport sector for urgent action, reports Jan Schmidbauer in Süddeutsche Zeitung. Baake, who is a member of the Green party, said Germany should stop registering new combustion engine cars by 2030. “What is the alternative?” Baake asked. His suggestions showed that Germany faced immense efforts to reach its climate targets, writes Schmidbauer.

Read the article in German here.

Find background in the Factsheets Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets and Vote2017: German parties’ energy & climate policy positions.

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