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24 Oct 2018

Germany needs to exit coal by 2030 to meet Paris Agreement 1.5°C limit – report

Climate Analytics

Germany needs to phase out coal-fired power generation by 2030 to meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement and help limit global warming to 1.5° Celsius, according to a report by Berlin-based non-profit climate science and policy institute Climate Analytics. Emissions from coal for electricity generation need to be reduced by 42 percent below 2017 levels by 2020 (equivalent to 60 percent below 1990 levels). “By rapidly phasing coal out of its electricity system by 2030, Germany could meet its 2020 emissions target, make massive health gains across the nation through reduced air pollution, and regain much needed momentum for a successful German Energiewende,” said Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Head of Science and Impacts at Climate Analytics.

Find a press release in English here, a briefing in English here and the full report in English here.

Find background in the article Commission watch – Managing Germany’s coal phase-out.

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