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  • 29 Nov 2019 |

    Climate cabinet to put Germany back on track for 2030 targets

    Chancellor Merkel's coalition government aims to agree on steps and climate action law 29 Nov 2019, 11:00 Chancellor Angela Merkel's so-called "climate cabinet" has put together the bedrock for future climate action legislation. It ...
  • Green pioneer Germany struggles to make climate protection a reality

    The energy transition and climate change 16 Dec 2016 As the home country of the Energiewende, Germany is considered a pioneer in the fight against man-made climate change. But despite a spectacular rise in power generation from renewables, the country’s ...
  • 17 Nov 2017 |

    COP23 climate summit – All eyes on Germany

    Hammering out the details of the Paris Agreement in the home of the Energiewende 17 Nov 2017 From 6 to 17 November 2017 the UN climate summit (COP23) was held in Bonn. Around 25,000 delegates, observers and journalists descended on the German city, where ...
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  • Climate levy – the debate and proposals for cutting CO2 emissions

    27 May 2016 (All day) Update 27 May 2016 [European Commission approves state aid for closure of lignite power plants] | The government has approved wide reaching power market reform, including a phase-out plan for some lignite plants. A "coal reserve ...
  • Reactions to climate & energy policy in parties' coalition blueprint

    15 Jan 2018 (All day) The parties currently in talks to form Germany’s next government have agreed to speed up the roll-out of renewable energies and start the phase-out of coal-fired power generation. Contrary to a draft leaked earlier this week, the ...
  • Govt expects new CO2 pricing to raise 19 bln euros for climate package

    02 Oct 2019, 10:07 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Handelsblatt / Clean Energy Wire / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung [UPDATE adds media report on climate action cost ...
  • German government decides tax changes for climate plan, CO2 price details

    16 Oct 2019, 12:49 Germany’s government coalition is moving ahead to implement its climate action plan to put the country back on track to reach 2030 targets. The cabinet has adopted several legislative drafts to mould the decisions into Germany’s tax ...
  • Social Democrats prepared to raise initial CO2 price in Germany's climate package

    26 Sep 2019, 13:59 Expert SPD- Social Democratic Party Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Tagesspiegel Germany's Social ...
  • 20 Sep 2019 |

    Germany bets on slow-starting CO2 price, slew of incentives to reach 2030 climate goals

    20 Sep 2019, 20:00 Chancellor Angela Merkel's so-called "climate cabinet" has put together the bedrock for future climate action legislation in Germany, just in time for UN Secretary-General António Guterres' Climate Action Summit in ...
  • German gov’t advisors call for CO2 price to revamp inefficient climate policy

    13 Jul 2019, 13:04 Germany should introduce a price on carbon emissions for sectors such as transport and buildings currently not covered by the EU Emissions Trading System, the government’s top economic advisors have proposed. This would work as an ...
  • 23 Sep 2019 |

    Reactions to government agreement on climate strategy, CO2 pricing

    23 Sep 2019, 09:41 The German government coalition has reached an agreement on the country's climate action strategy, including a pricing system for carbon emissions in all major sectors. The Clean Energy Wire presents reactions to the deal. Use ...
  • Next phase of global climate policy requires more national action – and a CO2 price

    13 May 2019, 14:00 Implementing the Paris Agreement means that countries have to have more ambition on a national level and the same is true for the European Union, Germany’s environment minister Svenja Schulze said at the opening of the 10th Petersberg ...
  • Germany considers CO2 price to reach climate targets- Merkel

    11 Apr 2019, 14:13 The German government is exploring the introduction of a CO2 price to get the country back on track to reach its ambitious targets for emission cuts. In a turning point in the government's approach to CO2 reduction, Chancellor ...
  • 29 Jun 2016 |

    CO2 targets and coal deadline omitted from Climate Action Plan draft

    29 Jun 2016 (All day) The energy industry and transport sector may escape specific greenhouse gas reduction targets, according to a new draft version of Germany's Climate Action Plan 2050. The proposal also omits an end date for power production from ...
  • 10 Dec 2019 |

    Germany ponders storing CO2 beneath the North Sea

    10 Dec 2019, 13:27 Rose-Anne Clermont Climate & CO2 Tagesspiegel Background / Clean Energy Wire As part of a revised industrial energy strategy drafted by economy minister Peter Altmaier (CDU), the German government contemplates capturing and storing ...
  • 29 Oct 2019 |

    Germany's CO2 emissions set to fall “markedly” in 2019 as energy use declines

    29 Oct 2019, 17:41 Germany is headed for second consecutive year of substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, as a sharp drop in coal consumption is driving a decline of the country’s overall energy use in 2019. If this trend continues, the ...
  • 30 Jan 2019 |

    Germany’s coal exit could breach Paris climate goals by 1 bln tonnes of CO2 – analysis

    30 Jan 2019, 13:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Climate & CO2 CarbonBrief If the German government adopts the commission recommendations for a coal exit by 2038, coal capacity would ...
  • 08 Apr 2019 |

    German government to consider CO2 tax

    08 Apr 2019, 12:39 Expert Ottmar Edenhofer Co-Chair of Working Group III of the IPCC, Director of MCC, Deputy Director and Chief Economist of PIK Energiewende Technology Climate & CO2 Expert PIK- The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research ...
  • 30 Apr 2019 |

    Merkel’s CDU party to wait until after European elections with CO2 price decision

    30 Apr 2019, 13:10 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Climate & CO2 dpa Germany’s main conservative party (CDU) ...
  • 25 Apr 2019 |

    Green Party: CO2 tax is not enough

    25 Apr 2019, 13:04 Expert Green Party Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Climate & CO2 Süddeutsche Zeitung As new warnings of drought show that "the climate crisis is ...
  • 28 Oct 2019 |

    German parliament to compensate CO2 emissions of members' duty travel

    28 Oct 2019, 13:46 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Transport Tagesspiegel / dpa The German parliament's council of elders has decided that CO2 emissions of duty travel of MPs will have to be ...
  • German CO2 price legal 'time bomb', may result in billions of reclaims – researchers

    06 Nov 2019, 13:35 Expert IKEM- Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility Institut für Klimaschutz, Energie und Mobilität Climate & CO2 Renewables Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate ...
  • 08 Oct 2019 |

    Industry and transport seen as biggest potential CO2 savers by most Germans – survey

    08 Oct 2019, 13:59 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • Tracking the CO2 price debate in Germany

    17 Sep 2019, 13:28 After shying away from the debate for a long time, Germany's political leaders are finally considering putting a price on CO2 to help reach the country's climate targets. Chancellor Angela Merkel and her " climate cabinet ...
  • 26 Sep 2019 |

    Merkel's Conservatives insist on low initial CO2 price to get public on board

    26 Sep 2019, 14:12 Chancellor Angela Merkel's Conservatives insist on a low initial price tag for CO2 emissions to secure public acceptance for the government's new climate strategy. In the first parliamentary debate on the package unveiled ...
  • 26 Jul 2019 |

    Germans choose fuel-guzzling cars, pushing up CO2 emissions

    26 Jul 2019, 13:43 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Efficiency Grid Technology Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cars Clean Energy ...
  • NGO Germanwatch calls on government to follow 12 other EU states with CO2 tax

    12 Jul 2019, 13:16 Expert Germanwatch Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Twelve EU member states have already set a price on CO2 and all opted for a ...
  • CO2 pricing 'not a cure-all' says German industry association BDI

    20 Aug 2019, 14:01 Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices ...
  • German government must act quickly on CO2 pricing, after expert opinion – commentaries

    15 Jul 2019, 13:16 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Handelsblatt / Rheinische Post The “clear recommendations” on CO₂ pricing given by Germany’s top economic advisers “mark a ...
  • 03 Jun 2019 |

    Shift to electric cars unlikely to reduce CO2 emissions in Germany before 2040- study

    03 Jun 2019, 14:04 Expert Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change Climate & CO2 Policy International Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Cars Clean Energy Wire Electric cars ...
  • Merkel backs national CO2 price, cites Greta-effect on policy

    19 Jul 2019, 14:04 Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed the introduction of price on CO2 emissions as part of a package to reach the country’s 2030 climate targets. In her annual mid-year press conference, Merkel said experts had made a convincing case for ...
  • Lower emissions in Germany contribute to CO2 reduction across EU in 2018

    09 May 2019, 13:53 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire The CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 2.5 percent in the European Union in 2018 compared to the ...
  • Head of German Council of Economic Experts says chances greater than ever for introducing CO2 price

    11 Jun 2019, 13:27 Expert RWI- Rhineland-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Utilities Cost & Prices Electricity market Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on ...
  • Germany’s governing conservatives to propose CO2 pricing model by September

    11 Jun 2019, 13:26 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container ...
  • 10 May 2019 |

    Majority of people in Germany against CO2 tax- polls

    10 May 2019, 13:25 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Society YouGov / ZDF Attitudes toward a tax on carbon emissions in Germany strongly depend on age, with older people in general being much more ...
  • 18 Mar 2019 |

    Researchers call for standardised CO2 compensation scheme for air travel emissions in Germany

    18 Mar 2019, 13:58 Expert IKEM- Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility Institut für Klimaschutz, Energie und Mobilität Climate & CO2 Renewables Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate ...
  • CDU & Greens' energy politicians clash over Germany's coal exit speed

    10 Oct 2017 One week before the start of exploratory talks on forming a government coalition, aspiring German government alliance partners CDU and the Green Party agree that the country will have to phase out coal-fired power production. Yet, two of the ...
  • 19 Mar 2019 |

    Hardware retrofitting of manipulated diesel cars pushes up CO2 emissions – automobile club

    19 Mar 2019, 13:57 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cars Clean Energy Wire Retrofitting manipulated diesel cars with hardware that reduces their output of harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) can greatly ...
  • 17 Dec 2018 |

    Green Party calls for CO2 price and reimbursements to spare low-income households

    17 Dec 2018, 13:19 Green Party EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Read more about Green Party Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Finance dpa / Focus Online Germany’s Climate Action Law planned for ...
  • 11 Dec 2018 |

    A CO2 price must not hurt the poor – environment minister and union head

    11 Dec 2018, 13:51 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Society Tagesspiegel Germany plays a central role at the UN climate summit COP24 because it wants to show that ambitious climate ...
  • UN Development Programme head says Germany must “lead by example” on CO2 price

    07 Dec 2018, 14:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 International Handelsblatt Industrialised countries like Germany have to “lead by example” through bold climate action policies ...
  • Reducing CO2 emissions with EU ETS doesn’t hurt industry competitiveness – OECD report

    07 Dec 2018, 14:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages k.appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire Curbing CO2 through the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) has not hurt the profitability ...
  • Fear of public backlash and complexity hold back German CO2 price

    03 Dec 2018, 11:28 Politicians across party lines, environmental and industry groups and researchers alike are in favour of a price on carbon emissions in all sectors. There is debate on details such as the pros and cons of a carbon tax versus a trading ...
  • Question marks remain as Germany steps up efforts to cut CO2 emissions

    03 Dec 2014 (All day) The government approved what it claims to be the largest climate action package in the country’s history. Most observers applauded the commitment to emissions reduction goals by 2020. But environmentalists criticised the lack of a ...
  • 21 May 2019 |

    Researchers in Germany aim to reduce cement’s CO2 footprint with recycling procedure

    21 May 2019, 13:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Industrial policy Clean Energy Wire Using residues from industry production in the making of cement can substantially reduce the basic material’s ...
  • 28 Oct 2014 |

    German CO2 emissions set to fall in 2014 as overall energy use drops

    28 Oct 2014 (All day) The rise in renewable energy production and a mild winter have probably led to a decline in carbon emissions in Germany this year, energy research group AG Energiebilanzen said. Overall, German energy use dropped to the lowest level ...
  • Protests in France highlight why a CO2 price must be socially fair- German minister

    27 Nov 2018, 15:07 Germany will ultimately need a price on greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors that does not overburden citizens with lower incomes in order to complete its energy transition, the country’s environment minister, Svenja Schulze, ...
  • 21 Dec 2015 |

    German CO2 emissions rise in 2015 despite renewables surge

    21 Dec 2015 (All day) Germany’s CO2 emissions have inched up in 2015 despite a rapidly increasing share of renewables in electricity production, according to first calculations by energy market research group AG Energiebilanzen. The main cause for the ...
  • “German CO2 price debate is here to stay”- liberal MP

    12 Dec 2018, 12:05 Negotiations on the “markets article” (Article 6) of the Paris Agreement are a bit on the side lines of the talks at COP24. While representatives of many countries and regions, e.g. the one of Canadian British Columbia don’t tire to ...
  • 09 Nov 2017 |

    COP23- Day 4: EU CO2 market deal signal for Bonn / Climate Risk Index

    09 Nov 2017 German state secretary for environment says ETS reform shows EU can work together on climate policy / Negotiators progress on technical details of Paris rulebook / COP president Fiji was world's third most climate-impacted country in 2016 ...
  • 26 Aug 2019 |

    Study finds CO2 price of 50 euros per tonne would be 'socially balanced' for Germany

    26 Aug 2019, 13:34 Expert Agora Energiewende Think tank on German energy policy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Energiewende International Expert Agora Verkehrswende Think tank on energy transition in the transport sector Cars Transport Use Teaser ...
  • Experts call for CO2 price to retain Energiewende’s credibility

    15 Dec 2016 (All day) An expert commission tasked with monitoring the progress of the German energy transition warned the country will probably miss its 2020 emission targets and other crucial Energiewende goals, threatening the entire project’s ...
  • Merkel’s Conservatives say will work on energy taxation reform, mull price on CO2

    04 Jun 2019, 13:46 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Policy Elections & Politics Tagesspiegel Background / Rheinische Post / n-tv The German conservative party CDU has said it will work on a reform of the country ...
  • 31 Jul 2018 |

    Dip in energy use, rise in renewables lowers German CO2 emissions

    31 Jul 2018, 14:06 Germany’s energy consumption fell by one percent in the first half of 2018 as warm weather in the spring reduced the need for heating. A rise in renewable energy generation that pushed out coal in the power sector also helped to cut ...
  • 23 Jul 2019 |

    CO2 price could bring forward German coal exit – scientists

    23 Jul 2019, 13:57 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sven Egenter Coal Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Germany should set a carbon price “significantly” higher than that of the European Emissions Trading System (ETS) on CO2 ...
  • Renewables overtake lignite: German CO2 emissions fall in 2014

    17 Dec 2014 (All day) The latest figures on Germany’s energy consumption and electricity generation for 2014 suggest that the country’s recent rise in greenhouse gas emissions could be coming to an end. Primary energy consumption fell to its lowest level ...
  • 18 Jul 2019 |

    Switch from coal to gas cut CO2 emissions from German fossil fuel power plants by a third- researcher

    18 Jul 2019, 17:05 A fuel switch from coal to gas cut emissions from German fossil fuel power plants by a third in June 2019 as compared to the same month the year before. Lower gas prices and higher costs for CO2 allowances are part of the explanation. ...
  • 04 Jun 2019 |

    Merkel says Germany to decide between CO2 price and sectoral targets

    04 Jun 2019, 13:50 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cost & Prices Policy Clean Energy Wire The German government will decide whether to follow a sectoral emission reduction approach or a general pricing of ...
  • Govt energy transition commission calls for CO2 price, mobility action

    01 Nov 2017 (All day) Germany is likely to miss several of its energy transition goals by 2020, including greenhouse gas and energy consumption reduction, writes an expert commission tasked with monitoring the progress of the German Energiewende in a ...
  • Lack of CO2 price is killing energy innovation – German government advisors

    27 Feb 2019, 16:36 An expert panel advising the German government has called for a price on CO2 to spur the development of new technologies that are key for the energy transition. “Innovations are driven into the ground without a CO2 price signal,” said ...
  • Auditors: German govt must manage Energiewende better, need CO2 price

    28 Sep 2018, 12:24 Germany still lacks an overview of the total cost of the Energiewende and the government must improve cost transparency, efficiency and coordination of the energy transition in order to keep citizens’ trust, the Federal Court of ...
  • Energiewende experts call on new government to prioritise CO2 pricing

    The next federal government should put a high priority on introducing a higher price on CO₂ across all economic sectors and a fundamental reform of energy-related taxes and levies in Germany, if climate targets are to be taken seriously, according to a ...
  • 25 Nov 2015

    Study says banks put billions into lignite / A "deceptive" CO2 balance

    25 Nov 2015 (All day) Spiegel Online/Urgewald “German banks still put billions into brown coal” A study by environmental NGO Urgewald shows that German banks continue to finance climate-damaging brown coal, reports Spiegel Online. Deutsche Bank alone has ...
  • 13 May 2019 |

    Germans consider climate issue biggest challenge for Europe on eve of EP elections

    13 May 2019, 14:14 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Two weeks before the European Parliament elections, German voters have said that climate and environment protection are the ...
  • German parliament may renegotiate CO₂ price level in climate package- media

    09 Dec 2019, 12:58 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert Green Party Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Expert SPD- Social Democratic Party Sozialdemokratische Partei ...
  • Entrepreneur initiative calls for fast, effective CO₂ price, will join global climate strike

    22 Aug 2019, 13:53 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire / Frankfurter Rundschau A German business initiative called "Entrepreneurs for Future" will join ...
  • Environment ministry wants to fix sectoral targets as CO2 budgets in Climate Action Law

    Germany’s environment ministry plans to use the concept of CO 2  budgets in next year’s much-anticipated Climate Action Law, reports Nora Marie Zaremba in Tagesspiegel Background. A ministry spokesperson told the publication that it wants to define the ...
  • Industry, transport and buildings associations weigh in on CO₂ pricing ahead of climate cabinet meeting

    18 Jul 2019, 13:43 Expert DENEFF- German Industry Initiative for Energy Efficiency Deutsche Unternehmensinitiative Energieeffizienz Business & Jobs Citizens' energy Efficiency Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • Merkel's quest for climate leadership at G7

    07 Jun 2015 (All day) UPDATE (7 June 2015)-- All eyes are on Germany and Chancellor Angela Merkel during the G7 summit this weekend. Recent statements including her weekly podcast indicate Merkel intends to do justice to her former reputation as &quot ...
  • Ambitious EU car fleet CO2 emission limits are crucial for Germany’s 2030 transport climate targets – study

    Germany can only reach its 2030 climate targets for the transport sector with ambitious EU car emission limits and a host of additional measures, according to a study by the Institute for Applied Ecology (Öko-Institut) and the International Council on ...
  • Think tanks call for climate action law that includes CO₂ price for transport, buildings

    13 May 2019, 14:06 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Agora Energiewende / Agora Verkehrswende [This article was based on the German version of the proposals. Agora Energiewende and ...
  • Germany has already used up its CO2 budget for the 1.5°C climate target – institute

    If Germany contributed to reaching the Paris Climate Agreement’s 1.5°C temperature target in accordance with its share of the global population, the country would have to stop all CO 2  emissions now, according to calculations provided by the Institute ...
  • 20 Nov 2019 |

    German govt refuses to name CO₂ budget, says depends on int'l agreements

    20 Nov 2019, 13:34 Expert PIK- The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 tageszeitung (taz) [UPDATE adds Left Party quote] The German ...
  • National CO2 tax and European carbon floor price most effective climate protection - study

    A German CO 2 tax in combination with a European carbon floor price would be a very effective means to protect the climate, according to a study by consultancy Energy Brainpool commissioned by the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE). This model would ...
  • German env minister plans CO₂ price concept to boost climate action

    12 Nov 2018, 14:15 Germany's environment minister Svenja Schulze continued her push for a price on CO2 emissions, announcing plans to team up with fellow Social Democrat Olaf Scholz's finance ministry in order to prepare a concept in line with ...
  • Germany’s roadmap to CO2-neutrality delayed amid industry objections

    24 Jun 2016 (All day) Germany’s first roadmap for decarbonisation by the middle of the century has been delayed amid industry fears that tough climate targets would endanger the country’s economic competitiveness and growth. The Environment Ministry in ...
  • “What a CO2 price floor can (and cannot) do for German climate goals”

    Germany can meet its energy sector climate goals with a CO 2-price floor between 50 and 75 euros, write Fabian Huneke, Carlos Perez Linkenheil and Simon Göß from the Berlin-based independent energy market specialist Energy Brainpool, in a contribution for ...
  • 22 Apr 2016

    Record CO2 levels / 'TTIP destroys climate achievements'

    22 Apr 2016 (All day) UBA Record high CO2 measurements in Germany Germany’s Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has measured the highest annual CO2 concentrations ever in 2015. In its research stations on the Zugspitze (Germany’s highest mountain) in Bavaria ...
  • New draft of Climate Action Plan 2050 without clear plan for coal exit or CO2 sector targets

    A new draft version of the Climate Action Plan 2050 that is to describe the pathway to a decarbonised economy has been leaked (and seen by the Clean Energy Wire). Unlike a former version by the Environment Ministry, the new draft- which was compiled after ...
  • 10 May 2019 |

    Merkel proposes European coalition of willing for CO₂ price in transport, buildings and agriculture

    10 May 2019, 11:33 Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has proposed forming a coalition of the willing among European Union countries for CO₂ pricing in transport, buildings and agriculture to meet 2030 climate targets. At a meeting of EU leaders in ...
  • 11 Nov 2016 |

    Germany finally sets specific CO₂ targets in climate roadmap

    11 Nov 2016 (All day) After months of heated debate, the German government has finally struck an agreement on its contentious Climate Action Plan 2050, due to be signed off by the cabinet over the weekend. It includes emission reduction targets for ...
  • 02 Aug 2019 |

    Climate Action Law could be “intergenerational climate contract”

    02 Aug 2019, 11:52 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • 11 Oct 2019 |

    Siemens and Evonik launch 'artificial photosynthesis' project to turn CO2 into chemicals

    11 Oct 2019, 14:11 Expert Siemens Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Storage Clean Energy Wire German industry heavyweight Siemens and chemical company Evonik have launched a joint ...
  • 20 Aug 2019 |

    Lufthansa passengers can choose CO2-neutral synthetic fuel- at a price

    20 Aug 2019, 13:55 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport Clean Energy Wire / AP German airline Lufthansa is launching a platform that allows customers to purchase CO₂-neutral synthetic plane ...
  • 28 May 2019 |

    Germany's governing coalition spars over climate law ahead of climate cabinet meeting

    28 May 2019, 13:25 BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Climate & CO2 Policy Read more about BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety CDU- Christian Democratic ...
  • 15 Jul 2019 |

    Fall in lignite power shows CO₂ price effective – opinion

    15 Jul 2019, 13:06 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Coal Climate & CO2 Deutschlandfunk Exceptionally low power production from coal plants in the first half of 2019 shows that price signals are an effective way ...
  • 04 Jul 2019 |

    CO₂ emissions from German power production down 15 pct in first half of 2019

    04 Jul 2019, 12:41 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • Conservatives criticise environment minister’s CO₂ price proposal

    08 Jul 2019, 13:32 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich ...
  • Industry and unions present joint CO₂ price position

    10 Jul 2019, 12:58 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire In a broad alliance, industry associations and workers’ unions have developed joint “Guidelines for CO₂ ...
  • German politicians welcome govt advisors’ call for CO₂ price

    15 Jul 2019, 13:14 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices ZDF / Clean Energy Wire / Tagesspiegel Background German politicians have largely welcomed the German Council of Economic ...
  • 25 Nov 2019 |

    Energy-intensive industry must jump-start low-CO₂ technologies to reach climate targets – study

    25 Nov 2019, 12:36 Energy-intensive basic industries – such as steel, chemicals and cement – have to quickly introduce and scale up key low-carbon technologies to avoid wrong investments at a time when governments aim for a climate neutral economy by 2050 ...
  • German “solo attempt” on CO₂ pricing should be cancelled – opinion

    08 Jul 2019, 13:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Augsburger Allgemeine / FAZ / General Anzeiger Commentators are debating the effect of increasing existing taxes on petrol, diesel, ...
  • German coal exit could raise European emissions without CO₂ floor price or ETS allowances cancellation

    05 Jun 2019, 12:33 Expert PIK- The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Germany’s ...
  • German politicians pitch design ideas for CO₂ price

    23 Apr 2019, 13:33 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich ...
  • 28 Mar 2019 |

    Average CO₂ emissions from new cars increase despite alternative drives- dena

    28 Mar 2019, 13:28 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Efficiency Grid Technology Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport Clean Energy ...
  • CO₂ price debate gathers speed within German grand coalition

    29 Apr 2019, 13:39 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and ...
  • CO₂ price must not put additional burden on citizens –Social Democrat leader

    13 May 2019, 14:12 Expert SPD- Social Democratic Party Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices A CO₂ price can be a useful ...
  • 21 Dec 2018 |

    Germany abstains in vote on CO₂ limits for trucks in European Council

    21 Dec 2018, 13:29 BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Climate & CO2 Policy Read more about BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Use Teaser Image as container ...
  • 16 Jan 2019 |

    Support programme for excess heat usage saves 1.4 million tonnes CO2 as of 2020

    18 Jan 2019, 13:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages k.appunn Efficiency Businesses invest more than ever in energy efficiency, survey shows Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets Taming the appetite for energy Clean ...
  • Decision on CO₂ pricing in Germany by end of the year – Merkel

    16 Apr 2019, 13:59 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire [Update adds comment by environment ministry spokesperson] By the end of 2019, the German government will ...
  • A successful energy transition requires CO2-oriented energy price reform – KfW

    26 Mar 2019, 13:28 KfW Efficiency Shaping a new integrated energy system and decoupling growth and emissions will require a much more efficient use of energy. Under the headline “Efficiency”, CLEW covers the quest for efficiency gains in buildings and ...
  • 22 May 2019 |

    Can Salzgitter cut Germany's CO2 emissions with low-carbon steel project?

    22 May 2019, 11:33 Volker Hille’s passion project could cut Germany’s entire CO2 output by almost one percent. He is head of corporate technology at Salzgitter Group, one of Europe’s largest steelmakers, which currently emits around eight million tonnes ...
  • 29 Nov 2018 |

    Increase in engine performance major driver of rising total CO₂ emissions of passenger cars

    29 Nov 2018, 15:43 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Climate & CO2 Cars Destatis An increase in the average engine performance of both diesel and petrol cars is one of the main reasons for the continuously increasing ...
  • 24 Sep 2019 |

    German industry can become CO2-neutral, but not with new govt strategy – WWF

    24 Sep 2019, 13:40 Higher energy efficiency, a "paradigm shift" in the circular economy, innovative production processes, as well as carbon capture and usage or storage could make Germany's industry CO2-neutral by 2050, but the government& ...
  • African countries can avoid CO2-intensvie growth path – German-African business association

    19 Nov 2019, 13:42 CSU- Christian Social Union Elections & Politics Policy Read more about CSU- Christian Social Union Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs G20 Reuters / Passauer Neue ...
  • 27 Nov 2019 |

    Climate strikes announced in more than 500 German cities on eve of UN climate conference

    27 Nov 2019, 13:50 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Society Clean Energy Wire More than 500 German cities will see protests for more ambitious climate action on Friday, 29 November, the activist ...
  • 30 Jan 2019 |

    CO2 price would trigger efficient energy transition in transport – commentary

    30 Jan 2019, 13:18 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Mobility Policy Fear of public backlash and complexity hold back German CO2 price The task force in charge of steering Germany to clean mobility ...
  • Carmakers' cheating on fuel efficiency has caused millions of tonnes of additional CO2 emissions – NGO

    Cheating on fuel efficiency by major carmakers is responsible for 264 million tonnes of additional CO 2 emissions between the years 2000 and 2017, an analysis by NGO Transport & Environment has shown. The additional cost of fuel amounted to nearly 150 ...
  • Angela Merkel’s Conservatives reject CO2 price proposal

    The parliamentary group of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Conservative alliance (CDU/CSU) has rejected environment minister Svenja Schulze’s proposal to introduce a price on CO 2  emissions. “We say No to higher taxes on petrol and heating oil,” said Georg ...
  • CO2 price could become “next tax hammer” for petrol and heating oil

    Environment minister Svenja Schulze’s proposal to introduce a CO 2  price could make petrol and heating oil even more expensive, write Fritz Esser, Kai Weise, Karina Mössbauer and Larissa Krüger in mass-daily Bild. “As if petrol and heating oil didn’t ...
  • E.ON head calls for CO₂ price in all sectors

    13 May 2019, 14:08 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Tagesspiegel Background Johannes Teyssen, CEO of German energy company E.ON, has called for the introduction ...
  • Lignite plants could be affected by rising CO2 prices – but not till the early 2020s

    When CO 2 prices rise to over 50 euros per allowance under the European Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), even lignite plants will struggle to remain profitable, writes Daniel Wetzel in an article for Die Welt. However, these plants, which are always ...
  • NGOs lambast "dirty deal" between government and carmakers on diesel and CO2 emission limits

    There is mounting evidence that the German government will oppose stricter car fleet emission limits at EU level in exchange for carmakers’ consent to cover the hardware retrofitting costs in certain types of diesel vehicles, reports the Frankfurter ...
  • Berlin’s main power provider halves CO2 emissions

    Germany’s capital Berlin has halved its emissions from power and heat supplied by utility Vattenfall since 1990. Vattenfall thereby reaches its emissions reduction target three years earlier than agreed in the climate action agreement of 2009 with the ...
  • European Commission uncovers evidence of carmakers manipulating CO2 emissions tests

    Auto manufacturers may be inflating their vehicles’ officially-declared CO 2 emissions to lower the ambition of passengers cars’ and vans’ pollution reduction targets, according to an internal European Commission paper. The document, published by ...
  • 09 Dec 2019 |

    EU can reach climate neutrality without CCS – German environment agency

    09 Dec 2019, 12:56 Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt Climate & CO2 Citizens' energy Rose-Anne Clermont Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire The Federal Environment Agency (UBA) outlined measures that demonstrate how EU ...
  • Green ministers’ call for minimum CO2 price ups pressure on economy minister

    The German federal government is struggling to implement an effective carbon pricing mechanism despite a consensus among climate experts about the need for such a scheme, writes Joachim Wille in the Frankfurter Rundschau. However, the recent call by Green ...
  • 10 Dec 2019 |

    Climate impact of cooling gases in Germany down by 21 percent in 2018- Destatis

    10 Dec 2019, 13:24 Expert Destatis Federal Statistical Office- Statistisches Bundesamt Energiewende Rose-Anne Clermont Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire In time for the UN climate conference COP25 being held in Madrid, the German Federal Statistical ...
  • 23 Sep 2019 |

    While Germans wait for federal climate action, Berliners call for climate emergency

    23 Sep 2019, 10:34 After receiving more than 43,500 signatures on a petition in August, the Berlin House of Representatives will have to deliberate on a climate emergency status for the German capital. Forty German municipalities have already declared ...
  • Hot and dry weather in German cities strains CO2 absorption rate of trees

    Trees in German cities are stressed by an unusual drought that affects their ability to absorb CO 2 and convert it into oxygen, biologist Michael Blaschke says in an article written by Peter Clement in the Rheinische Post. Many trees in inner cities shed ...
  • Rapid emissions reductions would keep CO2 removal and costs in check

    Rapid greenhouse-gas emissions reductions are needed to keep in check both the costs of the transition towards climate stabilisation and the amount of CO2 that will have to be removed from the atmosphere, write researchers from the Potsdam Institute for ...
  • 20 Nov 2019 |

    Bavaria strives for climate neutrality between 2040 and 2050

    20 Nov 2019, 13:35 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire / Bayrischer Rundfunk Bavaria's state cabinet has adopted a climate action law and additional measures to reach its target ...
  • 24 Oct 2019 |

    Climate package disadvantages the poor and the old- govt auditors

    24 Oct 2019, 12:13 Expert DIW- German Institute for Economic Research Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Business & Jobs Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Electricity market Use Teaser Image as container background on grid ...
  • 14 Nov 2019 |

    Germans face exposure to air pollution and heatwaves as health effects of climate change grow

    14 Nov 2019, 13:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Outdoor air pollution contributed to over 44,800 premature deaths in Germany in 2016, more than 8,000 of which were linked to coal, ...
  • 21 Oct 2019 |

    Carbon budget: Germany's government dodges climate action's key figure – researcher

    21 Oct 2019, 13:09 Expert PIK- The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Spiegel Online [Correction: Stefan Rahmstorf is head of the ...
  • German government examines CO₂ price – media reports

    02 Apr 2019, 09:50 The German government is examining the possibility of CO₂ pricing across economic sectors, according to media reports. Several newspapers report the chancellery has asked leading German research institutes to explore socially acceptable ...
  • 02 Dec 2015

    RWE split “perhaps too late” / Refugees affect German CO2 emissions

    02 Dec 2015 (All day) Süddeutsche Zeitung “Late, perhaps too late” RWE’s plans are radical and effectively split Germany’s second largest utility in two, writes Caspar Busse in a commentary for Süddeutsche Zeitung. “The decision is right and long overdue, ...
  • 24 Sep 2019 |

    Merkel's commitment to climate neutrality by 2050 at UN summit not enough – critics

    24 Sep 2019, 13:45 Expert E3G- Third generation enviromentalism European non profit organisation for policy transformation Climate & CO2 Finance Policy Expert Germanwatch Climate & CO2 Expert Oxfam Germany COP21 Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image ...
  • 30 Dax listed companies want global CO2 price – report

    Large German companies have criticised the coalition agreement between Social Democrats and the conservative CDU/CSU for being too weak on climate action, Handelsblatt reports. A survey among Germany’s 30 Dax-listed companies also shows they support a ...
  • No improvements on average CO2 emissions from new cars in the EU in 2017

    Efforts to improve the fuel efficiency of new cars sold in the European Union (EU) stalled in 2017 compared to 2016, according to provisional data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). At 118.5 grammes (g) of carbon dioxide (CO2) per ...
  • CO2 price reduces emissions and supports growth – study

    Introducing a CO 2 price would not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also the returns on investments into fossil fuel energy sources, leading to increased investment in technology, research and development in other sectors, the Mercator Research ...
  • 26 Oct 2015

    A brown coal standby reserve to cut CO2

    26 Oct 2015 (All day) Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy “Gabriel: Brown coal agreement is important contribution to reaching climate targets” Coal power plant operators will gradually transfer 2.7 gigawatts (GW) of brown-coal capacity into ...
  • 05 Nov 2019 |

    Study says Germany can achieve 2050 climate neutrality without nuclear and CCS

    05 Nov 2019, 13:56 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Achieving a 100-percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is possible for Germany without relying on controversial ...
  • 25 Sep 2015

    In the media: CO2 emissions from cars; citizens' energy pushed out?

    25 Sep 2015 (All day) Spiegel Online “Exhaust affair: VW tricks increase doubts about climate calculations” Car manufacturers are not only using tricks to stay under nitrogen oxide thresholds in tests but also to reduce fuel consumption and thereby CO2 ...
  • 14 Nov 2016 |

    Reactions to Germany's Climate Action Plan 2050

    14 Nov 2016 (All day) After a public consultation process of over a year and months of political wrangling, the German government agreed on a climate action plan 2050. While this roadmap to a nearly carbon-emission free economy contains detailed targets ...
  • 25 Sep 2019 |

    New IPCC ocean report triggers fresh criticism of German climate package

    25 Sep 2019, 13:57 Expert Oxfam Germany COP21 Climate & CO2 Expert WWF Germany World Wide Fund For Nature Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire ...
  • Carmakers’ CO2 emissions fraud costs Germany over ten billion euros in lost tax revenue – NGO

    The manipulation of exhaust emissions values by German carmakers has cost the German state in excess of ten billion euros in lost tax revenue, the NGO Environmental Action Germany (DUH) says in a press release. “Many carmakers have misled their customers ...
  • German economy minister “not convinced” of CO₂ tax

    03 May 2019, 13:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Policy ZDF Germany’s economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier is sceptical of the idea of introducing a tax on CO₂, he said on ...
  • 25 Oct 2019 |

    Opposition lambasts climate plans as parliamentary process kicks off

    25 Oct 2019, 14:20 Opposition parties have strongly criticised the German government coalition’s climate policy package in a first parliamentary debate on key legislative elements, such as the planned major climate action law. The first reading in the ...
  • 26 Sep 2019 |

    Germany earmarks 800 million euros to make its battered forests climate-resilient

    26 Sep 2019, 13:55 Expert BMEL- Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture Agriculture Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & ...
  • 25 Sep 2019 |

    German govt defends climate package, env min signals possible amendments

    25 Sep 2019, 14:08 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and ...
  • 26 Sep 2019 |

    Germany's climate package will be “major legislative task” – energy agency

    26 Sep 2019, 13:56 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Efficiency Grid Technology Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire The ...
  • Coalition of federations calls for CO2 price in Germany

    A coalition of several German environmental and energy federations urges the next government to introduce a price for emitting CO 2 to safeguard the country’s contribution to the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. The current low oil price “makes ...
  • 16 Aug 2019 |

    Young Germans consider climate most important issue – survey

    16 Aug 2019, 12:14 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt ...
  • Five EU countries want to “examine” the option of a CO2 price

    France, the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany announced at the One Planet Summit in Paris on Tuesday that they would “examine or introduce” an effective CO 2 price in "relevant sectors," according to a  press release from the German ...
  • 10 Sep 2019 |

    Largest German Protestant state church body calls on members to join climate strike

    10 Sep 2019, 14:06 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire The Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Hanover – Germany's largest Protestant state church body – has called on its employees ...
  • 09 Sep 2019 |

    Environment minister says German government coalition hinges on climate action

    09 Sep 2019, 13:40 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Der Tagesspiegel The German government coalition "cannot continue" if it is not prepared to clarify how Germany will achieve its climate ...
  • 09 Oct 2019 |

    German govt adopts major climate law, set of measures to meet 2030 targets

    09 Oct 2019, 17:06 The German government cabinet has adopted the country’s first framework climate law and a detailed programme of measures to reach national and European targets for 2030. Against the backdrop of climate action protests by the Extinction ...
  • Renewables cut German CO2 emissions by 160 million tonnes in 2016

    The roll-out of renewable energies in Germany is key to reaching the country’s climate targets, according to the Federal Environment Agency (UBA). In a publication on the impact of green energies on emissions, the agency says that renewables increasingly ...
  • 20 Sep 2019 |

    German coalition climate talks enter overtime

    20 Sep 2019, 10:25 Germany's highly anticipated future climate strategy remained uncertain on Friday morning as government coalition talks that lasted throughout the night were still ongoing. Negotiations between Chancellor Angela Merkel's ...
  • Total CEO: 20 euros per tonne CO2 floor price could convince Germany

    German policymakers could agree to a European carbon floor price of 20 euros per tonne, Patrick Pouyanne, CEO of French oil company Total, has said according to Reuters. Back in September, French President Emmanuel Macron suggested a minimum CO 2 price of ...
  • 21 Dec 2015

    German CO2 emissions up in 2015 / Call for e-car subsidies

    21 Dec 2015 (All day) AG Energiebilanzen German CO2 emissions rise in 2015 Germany’s CO2 emissions have increased slightly in 2015, according to preliminary calculations by energy market research group AG Energiebilanzen. “Adjusted to the temperature ...
  • Macron’s CO2 tax suggestion revives German debate

    French President Emmanuel Macron’s suggestion of introducing a CO 2 tax leading to a minimum price of 25-30 euros per tonne of CO 2 is entering the debate between possible coalition partners in a new German government, writes Joachim Wille in the ...
  • 16 Sep 2019 |

    Germany needs major change in climate strategy – media comments

    16 Sep 2019, 14:03 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Edgar Meza Climate & CO2 Rheinische Post / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Süddeutsche Zeitung The ideas the German government's climate cabinet members and government ...
  • 19 Sep 2019 |

    German government faces 11th hour talks over climate action

    19 Sep 2019, 13:37 Germany's governing parties are heading into the final talks over what finance minister Olaf Scholz has said must be a "big and convincing step for climate action." But CO₂ pricing and a proposed major framework climate ...
  • Germany’s economic government advisor council says national CO2 serious option

    The German economic experts’ council (Wirtschaftsweise) has called for the introduction of a uniform price on carbon emissions that covers the transport and energy sector as well as individual households. In its annual report, the council of five economic ...
  • 02 Nov 2015

    Greenpeace excluded from Vattenfall sale / CO2 pledges "Sign of Hope"?

    02 Nov 2015 (All day) Greenpeace “Greenpeace excluded from Vattenfall bidding process” Citigroup has excluded Greenpeace from the sale process of Swedish utility Vattenfall’s German lignite operations. The bank said the NGO did not intend to place a bid, ...
  • 17 Sep 2019 |

    German climate policy faces pivotal moment on 20 September

    17 Sep 2019, 13:33 Chancellor Angela Merkel's government coalition is racing to put together a major climate action package by 20 September, just in time for UN Secretary-General António Guterres' climate summit in New York on 23 September. Mere ...
  • 05 Nov 2015

    'Emergency repairs' to the power market / Cutting CO2 without nuclear

    05 Nov 2015 (All day) Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Power market reforms are mainly “emergency repairs” German energy minister Sigmar Gabriel says the reforms passed in cabinet yesterday train the power market for the 21st century, writes Andreas Mihm in ...
  • Monopolies Commission calls for replacing renewables support with CO2 price

    Germany's Monopolies Commission, which advises the government on competition policies, is calling for a shift from renewables support to a price on CO2 emissions to finance the country's energy transition. In a new report on the electricity and ...
  • 01 Aug 2019 |

    Majority wants climate action to become part of German Basic Law – online survey

    01 Aug 2019, 12:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Spiegel Online Climate action belongs in Germany’s Basic Law as a “binding state task”, a majority (59%) of respondents in an online climate ...
  • 10 Sep 2019 |

    Germany's finance minister says “restart” with massive climate investments needed to curb emissions

    10 Sep 2019, 14:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire / Reuters The investments in emission reductions by Germany's government need a "restart" that ends the current ...
  • 20 Sep 2019 |

    Countdown to Germany's crucial climate cabinet meeting

    20 Sep 2019, 10:12 Today, the grand coalition government of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU/CSU alliance and the Social Democrats (SPD) aim to agree on a major policy package to bring Germany back on track to reaching the international ...
  • NGOs and industry groups welcome European Commission’s 2050 CO2-neutrality target

    29 Nov 2018, 16:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Industrial policy International WWF / Greenpeace / DUH / BNE / VCI / BDI The European Commission’s plan to make the EU CO2 ...
  • “For better CO2 regulation of motor vehicles in Europe – a compendium”

    Future CO 2 regulation of cars and trucks will play a substantial role in climate policy because of road traffic’s key position in mobility, according to the Cologne Institute for Economic Research. In a compendium on European CO 2 rules, the institute ...
  • “EU-wide Carbon Price Support (CPS) will avoid up to 943 million tonnes of CO2 in EU 2017 – 2025”

    The introduction of an EU-wide carbon price would help member states avoid 943 million tonnes of CO₂ by 2025 as electricity generation from hard coal and lignite will decrease by 28 percent, according to a study by non-profit EWI Energy Research & ...
  • 02 Aug 2019 |

    Germans say incentives better than bans to promote climate-friendly behaviour – poll

    02 Aug 2019, 12:18 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 ARD A majority of Germans (72 %) say incentives are a better way of persuading the population to adopt more climate-conscious behaviour, while just ...
  • “Changed land use causes more CO2 than expected”

    Forest clearance and other changes to the landscape are responsible for more CO2-emissions than previously thought, researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have found. “Forests, grasslands and fields contribute considerably to climate ...
  • 25 Jun 2019 |

    Unusually early heatwave fans talk of climate crisis in Germany

    25 Jun 2019, 13:36 Expert PIK- The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Süddeutsche Zeitung / Clean Energy Wire A heatwave with temperatures ...
  • 21 Mar 2019 |

    Climate cabinet to ensure Climate Action Law comes before end of year – Merkel

    21 Mar 2019, 12:22 The new 'climate cabinet' consisting of ministers responsible for Germany's emissions reduction record will help to make sure that the country introduces its much-awaited Climate Action Law still in 2019, Chancellor ...
  • 11 Dec 2014

    In the media: Global perceptions of the Energiewende, CO2 from cars and report on fossil fuel dependency

    11 Dec 2014 (All day) Study: Renewable Energies Agency (AEE) “How the world sees the Energiewende” Germany’s Energiewende – the shift from conventional and nuclear energy to a renewable power supply – is the focus of much media attention around the world, ...
  • Call for EU-wide CO2 floor price

    In a guest commentary published by the business daily Handelsblatt, Franz Untersteller, environment minister of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, and Green member of the federal parliament Oliver Krischer call for a CO₂ price to be set for energy sources ...
  • Merkel – Germany must soon decide whether to aim for 80 or 95 percent CO2 reduction by 2050

    Germany should specify its mid-century climate ambitions soon, according to Chancellor Angela Merkel. “From my point of view, this must be decided at the start of the next legislative period,” she said at a conference by local utility association VKU. ...
  • 28 May 2019 |

    Germans want more climate action and faster Energiewende – study

    28 May 2019, 13:21 BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Climate & CO2 Policy Read more about BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety UBA- Federal Environment ...
  • 08 Jul 2019 |

    Recurring extreme weather events show Germany must review climate change adaptation strategy – Merkel

    08 Jul 2019, 13:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Germany must review its climate change adaptation strategy as an early heatwave this year has shown that extreme weather events ...
  • 12 Jun 2019 |

    Climate activists chain themselves to Merkel’s fence, send keys to ministries

    12 Jun 2019, 13:37 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Deutsche Welle Urging the German chancellor to declare a climate emergency, campaigners from the global Extinction Rebellion movement chained ...
  • 28 Jun 2019 |

    Climate effects from airplanes’ condensation trails to triple by 2050- study

    28 Jun 2019, 12:42 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire The condensation trails forming behind airplanes at high altitudes do more damage to the climate than their CO2 emissions and the ...
  • 20 Jun 2019 |

    Merkel's 2050 EU carbon neutrality bid complicates Germany's climate policy – opinion

    20 Jun 2019, 13:18 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Die Welt By supporting the call for climate neutrality in the EU by 2050, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has practically also tightened national ...
  • 11 Jun 2019 |

    Most Germans ready to change lifestyle for the climate – survey

    11 Jun 2019, 13:31 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 YouGov / dpa A majority of Germans would refrain from short-haul flights (74 percent), eat “significantly” less meat (63 percent) and move without ...
  • EU climate commissioner says climate targets no danger for industry

    04 Dec 2018, 15:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Business International German industry embraces Energiewende transformation challenge Handelsblatt Germany's industry ...
  • “German government wants to reconsider CO2 storage”

    Germany is reconsidering its position on underground CO2 reservoirs, in order to help reach emissions reduction targets agreed in the Paris climate agreement, writes Daniel Wetzel in Die Welt, citing the latest version of the Climate Action Plan 2050, ...
  • Experts call for CO2 price tag to preserve Energiewende’s “credibility”

    Leading experts commissioned by the German economy ministry (BMWi) say Germany will probably miss key targets of the Energiewende, endangering the entire projects's credibility.” In their advisory opinion on the BMWi’s fifth Energiewende Monitoring ...
  • 29 May 2019 |

    Merkel’s climate cabinet says will make key decisions in September

    29 May 2019, 12:57 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s climate cabinet has announced it will make key decisions about climate action legislation and ...
  • 22 May 2019 |

    Entrepreneur initiative from Germany joins Fridays for Future appeal for more climate action

    22 May 2019, 13:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire A group of more than 1,000 companies from Germany has joined the appeal by student protest movement Fridays for Future (FfF) ...
  • 24 Apr 2019 |

    Consequences of 2018 drought linger as Germans increasingly see climate as major issue

    24 Apr 2019, 13:24 Expert DWD- Germany's National Meteorological Service Deutscher Wetterdienst Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire / Tagesspiegel Background ...
  • 16 May 2019 |

    Germany to miss 2030 climate goal by wide margin without action across economy

    16 May 2019, 08:45 Germany is set to widely miss its greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2020 and 2030 unless significant steps such as the proposed coal exit are taken. The environment ministry’s new emissions forecast shows that the country must ...
  • 14 May 2019 |

    Merkel says climate cabinet to discuss how Germany can reach net-zero emissions by 2050

    14 May 2019, 16:28 Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said that her new climate cabinet will debate how Germany could reach climate neutrality by mid-century. Should the ministers find a “sound” way to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, ...
  • 08 Apr 2019 |

    Fridays For Future Germany presents set of climate action demands

    08 Apr 2019, 12:48 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Organisers of the German section of the “Fridays For Future” student climate protests have called for net zero emissions by 2035 ...
  • 11 Apr 2019 |

    The time for waiting it out on climate action is over – opinion

    11 Apr 2019, 12:54 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Handelsblatt The expectations towards German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s new ‘climate cabinet’ are high, and the federal government “cannot afford ...
  • 09 Apr 2019 |

    German finance minister lays out vision for climate policies including changes to taxes, levies

    09 Apr 2019, 12:40 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Climate & CO2 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Ahead of tomorrow’s first meeting of the so-called climate cabinet, German finance minister Olaf Scholz has launched ...
  • Rising CO2-price could trigger German coal phase-out in 5 years

    21 Aug 2018, 15:33 The projected rise in CO2 prices in Europe could see coal-fired power plants being replaced by gas plants in Germany, thereby saving millions of tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions and helping the country to achieve its energy transition ...
  • Elections could mean EU loses "historic opportunity" for climate action- former French climate diplomat

    21 May 2019, 13:31 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Die Zeit Parties which stand for election in the European Parliament vote this weekend may face a "historic ...
  • 03 May 2018 |

    Germany wants transparent global climate reporting to ensure trust

    03 May 2018 (All day) Negotiators from 184 countries gather in the city of Bonn from 30 April to 10 May to work on the implementation of the landmark Paris Agreement, designed to limit global warming to under 2°C. The German government is a longtime ...
  • 14 Mar 2016

    Ten million tonnes more CO2 / Energiewende 'no election campaign hit'

    14 Mar 2016 (All day) Green Budget Germany / Frankfurter Rundschau “Ten million tonnes more CO2” Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions increased again in 2015, compared to 2014, researchers from Green Budget Germany (FÖS) say. Emissions increased by 1.1 ...
  • 22 Mar 2019 |

    EU omits reference to climate neutrality by 2050, as media reports German resistance

    22 Mar 2019, 16:00 European leaders did not call for climate neutrality by 2050 at today’s summit in Brussels, despite several countries including France suggesting it to be included. Germany is among a group of countries rejecting a tougher wording on ...
  • 07 Apr 2016

    Government rejects national CO2 price floor / A new renewable research network

    07 Apr 2016 (All day) Bundestag Federal government rejects national CO₂ price floor The federal government continues to have reservations over a national price floor for carbon allowances, according to the government’s reply to a parliamentary question by ...
  • 05 Apr 2019 |

    Head of Merkel's party criticises plans for Germany's Climate Action Law

    05 Apr 2019, 11:37 The head of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Conservatives has criticised a key proposal for reaching Germany's 2030 climate targets, signalling major negotiations are still needed before the highly anticipated Climate Action Law ...
  • 21 Jan 2019 |

    Rhine could become impassable because of climate change – media report

    21 Jan 2019, 13:43 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Hot summer turns up the heat on Germany’s coal commission Bloomberg Researchers say low water levels on Germany’s Rhine ...
  • 20 Feb 2019 |

    Germany increasingly off-track regarding EU 2030 non-ETS climate targets- researchers

    20 Feb 2019, 13:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Germany's Climate Action Law begins to take shape Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets Tagesspiegel ...
  • 26 Nov 2019 |

    Germany must adapt as local temperature increase already at 1.5 degrees – govt

    26 Nov 2019, 17:36 The effects of global warming are becoming increasingly felt in Germany, shows a government report on climate change adaptation. The average air temperature in the country rose by 1.5°C from 1881 until 2018, and more frequent heat waves ...
  • 06 Feb 2019 |

    Germany must take new climate measures "urgently"- environment minister

    06 Feb 2019, 13:38 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • Green Party co-leader Özdemir: climate protection a priority in coalition talks

    The German Green Party’s co-leader, Cem Özdemir, has said that climate protection, European integration, and social justice are the topics his party will be most adamant on in a possible coalition with the conservative CDU/CSU alliance and the economic ...
  • 02 Jan 2019 |

    Water supply infrastructure must be better prepared for climate change effects – industry

    02 Jan 2019, 13:17 BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Electricity market Utilities Read more about BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Use Teaser Image as container background on ...
  • 14 Jan 2019 |

    Climate action law must secure social acceptance and German competitiveness – industry

    14 Jan 2019, 13:32 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Climate, energy and transport in Germany's coalition treaty Mobility and coal task force delay pushes back Germany’s ...
  • 22 Feb 2019 |

    Environment ministry draft law aims to tighten Germany's climate targets

    22 Feb 2019, 18:00 German environment minister Svenja Schulze is calling for an ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goal of “at least 95 percent” by the year 2050 compared to 1990, in a draft of the highly anticipated Climate Action Law, seen by Clean ...
  • 22 May 2015

    In the media: Steel industry fears CO2 trade burden

    22 May 2015 (All day) Destatis “G7 in Figures” Germany’s Federal Statistical Office Destatis has published a booklet ahead of the G7 summit in Bavaria this June, including data on energy and climate protection efforts in the world’s leading industrial ...
  • Climate action law draft would enable “reliable climate policy” for first time- commentary

    22 Feb 2019, 13:32 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Env min law draft calls for tightening of Germany's climate targets Environment minister submits draft of climate ...
  • 20 Dec 2018 |

    German ISS astronaut calls for climate action in message to future grandchildren

    20 Dec 2018, 14:07 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Climate & CO2 In a moving message to his future grandchildren, German ISS commander Alexander Gerst appealed to humanity to finally get its act together on climate ...
  • 20 Sep 2019 |

    Hambach Forest and coal phaseout must be secured – NRW state premier

    20 Sep 2019, 13:03 Expert BUND- Friends of the Earth Germany Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert Greenpeace Germany Greenpeace Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert IG BCE- Trade Union for mining, chemicals and energy ...
  • 17 Oct 2019 |

    Germany slow on sustainability goals, youth urge “fundamental change”

    17 Oct 2019, 13:41 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire The implementation of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) is happening "too slowly", German environment ...
  • 08 May 2019 |

    European Commission President candidates clash over CO₂ tax

    08 May 2019, 13:35 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Elections & Politics Clean Energy Wire / ARD Germany's Manfred Weber and the Netherlands' Frans Timmermans – the two most likely candidates succeed Jean ...
  • Chances “better than ever” for CO₂ pricing in Germany – government advisor

    06 Jun 2019, 14:21 Germany has a rare window of opportunity to introduce CO₂ pricing as part of a comprehensive reform of the country’s energy taxes and levies and must urgently use it, according to economist and government advisor Andreas Löschel. To ...
  • 18 Sep 2019 |

    Countries could surpass pledged emissions cuts with help from cities, regions and businesses – report

    18 Sep 2019, 12:21 Expert DIE- German Development Institute Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Climate commitments made by cities, ...
  • 23 Sep 2019 |

    Germany, Norway and the UK call for tropical forest protection

    23 Sep 2019, 14:04 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom have called for "increased ambition and action by the ...
  • 05 Dec 2018 |

    US citizens more optimistic about economic potential of climate action than Europeans

    05 Dec 2018, 13:44 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 EIB / YouGov US citizens are somewhat more optimistic than EU citizens about the economic benefits of measures to combat ...
  • 13 Sep 2019 |

    Conservatives propose national emissions trading system for transport and buildings

    13 Sep 2019, 13:23 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container ...
  • 29 Nov 2019 |

    Germany’s climate law and national emissions trading system clear last legislative hurdle

    29 Nov 2019, 14:09 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Government Clean Energy Wire The council of federal state governments (Bundesrat) has greenlit  Germany’s Climate Action Law  and the  planned ...
  • 26 Sep 2018 |

    Euro 2024 may force German football to get serious on climate- expert

    26 Sep 2018, 13:53 The German Football Association (DFB) has included a sustainability concept in its bid to host the 2024 European Football Championship. While the plan lacks concrete goals for action, awarding the tournament to Germany could obligate ...
  • 'The world needs Russia' to solve climate crisis- German development minister

    29 Nov 2019, 13:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire Global climate action and environmental protection can only work with an active Russian engagement, Germany&#039 ...
  • 21 Nov 2019 |

    Scientists should speak up if politicians ignore climate research – survey

    21 Nov 2019, 13:15 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Society Clean Energy Wire Three out of four Germans say it is right for scientists to get involved in the climate policy debate if political ...
  • 15 Nov 2019 |

    German doctors call for national strategy to deal with health effects of climate change

    15 Nov 2019, 13:50 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Society Clean Energy Wire German doctors have called for a national plan to deal with the damaging health effects of climate change. Heat waves will ...
  • 17 Dec 2018 |

    COP24 reactions from Germany: “A victory for multilateralism”

    17 Dec 2018, 10:11 Nearly 200 nations agreed on a rulebook for implementing the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Agreement at the UN climate change conference COP24 in Katowice, Poland. The deal on climate action rules was immediately hailed as a victory for ...
  • 08 Aug 2019 |

    “Part of German soul” under threat as forests die

    08 Aug 2019, 14:10 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 The Guardian Heat, drought and storms, as well as beetle and fungi plagues, have damaged an area of German forest the size of 200,000 football fields ...
  • 16 Aug 2019 |

    NGOs present climate action package, call on German govt for more speed

    16 Aug 2019, 13:19 Expert BUND- Friends of the Earth Germany Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert DUH- Environmental Action Germany Deutsche Umwelthilfe Climate & CO2 Society Expert Germanwatch Climate & CO2 Expert ...
  • 07 Nov 2019 |

    Saxony's state premier says climate package 'discriminates against people in Germany'

    07 Nov 2019, 14:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Focus Online The premier of the eastern German state of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer, has criticised the federal government's ...
  • 01 Nov 2019 |

    Court in Germany rejects lawsuit against govt over alleged climate action neglect

    01 Nov 2019, 13:22 Expert Greenpeace Germany Greenpeace Deutschland Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Society Clean Energy Wire A court in Germany has rejected a lawsuit filed ...
  • 26 Jul 2019 |

    Germany overshoots natural resources two months ahead of global average

    26 Jul 2019, 13:52 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire The natural resources humans can consume sustainably this year will be used up by Monday 29 July, according to calculations by the ...
  • 15 Nov 2019 |

    Germany's parliament greenlights first major climate law

    15 Nov 2019, 15:20 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Government [Update adds opinion piece by Süddeutsche Zeitung] The German parliament (Bundestag) has decided the country's first major climate ...
  • Germany could step in for Chile as host of UN climate summit

    31 Oct 2019, 13:34 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire / WDR The former German capital Bonn could become the venue for the next UN climate summit COP25, after the ...
  • German government gets mediocre mid-term marks for climate effort

    06 Nov 2019, 09:11 Energy and climate policy observers grade Angela Merkel's government 3.7 points out of 10 for climate efforts in a mid-term review. Industry experts, researchers and lobbyists say plans for a CO2 price in transport and heating ...
  • 15 Oct 2019 |

    Europe must cut meat production to increase forest areas for climate- researchers

    15 Oct 2019, 12:22 Expert KIT- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Karlsruher Institut für Technologie Technology Renewables EEG 2.0 | Law Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Agriculture Clean Energy ...
  • 19 Sep 2019 |

    Climate change and biodiversity most pressing issues – German environment ministry report

    19 Sep 2019, 13:23 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • 07 May 2019 |

    Expanding European emissions trade to transport and buildings “very difficult” – economists

    07 May 2019, 13:32 Expert Ottmar Edenhofer Co-Chair of Working Group III of the IPCC, Director of MCC, Deputy Director and Chief Economist of PIK Energiewende Technology Climate & CO2 Expert Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate ...
  • 01 Oct 2019 |

    Germany to reach goal of 4 bln euros for intl climate financing by 2020 – budget draft

    01 Oct 2019, 17:30 Germany is set to reach its goal of doubling contributions to international climate finance to four billion euros annually by 2020 compared to 2014 figures. A gap had become clear earlier this year, but a budget draft states that this ...
  • 04 Oct 2019 |

    Extinction Rebellion climate movement plans blockades in Berlin from 7 October

    04 Oct 2019, 13:14 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Society Clean Energy Wire The climate activist movement Extinction Rebellion plans several road blockades and other activities in Germany’s ...
  • 27 Jun 2019 |

    Expanding ETS to transport, building and agriculture “not expedient” in light of urgency – Merkel

    27 Jun 2019, 12:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire German Chancellor Angela Merkel has come out against putting a price on CO₂ emissions by expanding the EU Emissions Trading System ...
  • 29 Apr 2019 |

    13 consecutive months of record-high temperatures in Germany

    29 Apr 2019, 13:42 Expert DWD- Germany's National Meteorological Service Deutscher Wetterdienst Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire April 2019 is the 13th ...
  • 27 Sep 2019 |

    Most Germans say government's 2030 climate action package does not go far enough

    27 Sep 2019, 13:39 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Expert Green Party Bündnis 90/ ...
  • German UN climate report author says country needs carbon storage to become climate-neutral

    24 May 2019, 13:24 Expert SWP- German Institute for International and Security Affairs Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik G20 International Policy Security Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 ...
  • 07 Oct 2019 |

    German climate law draft assigns sectoral emissions budgets for 2020-2030

    07 Oct 2019, 16:41 The German government has presented a draft of Germany’s first-ever major Climate Action Law, which assigns flexible annual greenhouse gas budgets to economic sectors for the years 2020-2030, but does not make long-term climate targets ...
  • 08 Oct 2019 |

    Extinction Rebellion protesters block main roads in Berlin, urge climate action

    08 Oct 2019, 11:00 Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion have begun two weeks of blockades and acts of civil disobedience by occupying two main traffic intersections in Berlin, demanding that Germany's government "tells the truth" ...
  • 23 Jan 2018 |

    Germany may have to buy way out of EU climate goal- ministry paper

    23 Jan 2018 Germany may have to resort to an unusual measure to comply with the EU's 2020 climate targets in sectors not covered by the union's emissions trading scheme (ETS). Achieving the non-ETS goal looks increasingly unfeasible, a paper by ...
  • 06 Sep 2019 |

    New EU emission rules turn SUVs from “climate killers into profit killers” – report

    06 Sep 2019, 13:45 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Cars Handelsblatt The SUV (sport utility vehicle) boom cheered on by German carmakers BMW, Daimler and VW is about to turn into a heavy liability for ...
  • 12 Sep 2019 |

    Eight out of ten Germans see climate change as a “very serious problem” – EU survey

    12 Sep 2019, 14:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Society Clean Energy Wire The proportion of peole in Germany who consider climate change to be "the single most serious problem facing the world ...
  • 10 Dec 2019 |

    Tracking progress of Germany's 2030 climate action package

    10 Dec 2019, 13:52 With its Climate Action Law and the Climate Action Programme 2030, Germany's government coalition has presented a far-reaching climate strategy that is aimed at putting the country on track towards reaching its climate targets. The ...
  • 02 Sep 2019 |

    German environment minister proposes climate reward for forest owners

    02 Sep 2019, 13:11 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Agriculture Spiegel Online Germany’s environment minister Svenja Schulze has proposed rewarding forest owners who gear their forests towards nature ...
  • 09 Sep 2019 |

    Over 40 percent of Germans worried climate change will have “dramatic” consequences

    09 Sep 2019, 13:32 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Society Clean Energy Wire Many people in Germany are worried that rising global temperatures will have a "dramatic" impact on human ...
  • 30 Aug 2019 |

    German government says new Rhine river engineering is adequate climate adaptation measure

    30 Aug 2019, 14:15 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Clean Energy Wire New barrages and sluices in the Rhine are a possible solution to keep Germany's most important waterway working ...
  • 23 Sep 2019 |

    Climate package faces headwind and legal uncertainty as Merkel addresses UN summit

    23 Sep 2019, 14:12 The future of Germany's much criticised climate strategy hangs in the balance as the Green Party vowed to amend the package, and experts warned legal hurdles threatened the government's concept for a CO2 price. Yet, Chancellor ...
  • 11 Oct 2017 |

    Germany set to widely miss climate targets, env ministry warns

    11 Oct 2017 Germany’s environment ministry fears high emissions from coal-fired power plants and transport will make the country miss its 2020 climate targets by a wider margin than previously anticipated. The ministry’s warning adds further pressure to ...
  • 15 May 2019 |

    Merkel’s net-zero 2050 pledge “nod to Paris”, revival of CCS debate – opinions

    15 May 2019, 12:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Chancellor Angela Merkel’s announcement to have the climate cabinet debate ways towards climate neutrality by 2050 is first and ...
  • 11 Jul 2019 |

    Metalworkers’ union and environmental organisations demand German climate action in rare alliance

    11 Jul 2019, 14:09 Expert BUND- Friends of the Earth Germany Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert IG Metall-Industrial Union of Metalworkers IG Metall Business & Jobs Transport Expert NABU- Nature and Biodiversity ...
  • Merkel says would support stepping up 2030 EU climate targets

    23 Aug 2019, 13:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire German chancellor Angela Merkel has said she would back a Dutch proposal to significantly step up the EU's 2030 ...
  • 22 Aug 2019 |

    German government initiates strategy for climate-friendly aviation

    22 Aug 2019, 13:48 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport Deutsche Welle The German government wants to promote a culture of innovation to develop CO₂-neutral aviation, reports Deutsche Welle. ...
  • Coordinated Dutch-German climate action is critical for Europe – researchers

    12 Aug 2019, 12:30 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 International Energy Post / Clean Energy Wire Coordinated action on climate by Germany and the Netherlands is critical for Europe, several ...
  • 25 Sep 2016 |

    Germany ratifies Paris Agreement

    25 Sep 2016 (All day) In a move to fast-track the full ratification of the 2015 UN climate treaty (Paris Agreement), the German parliament has unanimously approved the terms of the treaty, helping to pave the way for it to enter into force before the end ...
  • 01 Aug 2019 |

    Dying forests mean Germany loses “most important climate action ally” – minister

    01 Aug 2019, 12:32 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Agriculture Deutschlandfunk / Die Welt As German forests continue to suffer from heat damage and bark-beetle infestation, the country’s “most ...
  • 21 Aug 2019 |

    German aviation levy revenues must be used for climate action – transport min

    21 Aug 2019, 12:02 Expert BMVI- Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport ...
  • 08 Aug 2019 |

    German politicians call for higher tax on meat to protect climate

    08 Aug 2019, 14:03 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Agriculture Deutsche Welle Politicians from the Green Party and Social Democratic Party (SPD) in Germany have proposed an increase in value added tax ...
  • 03 Apr 2019 |

    German media welcome emissions reduction success, debate causes and solutions

    03 Apr 2019, 12:11 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Frankfurter Rundschau Germany’s largest emissions drop since the 2009 recession is a success, but it should not ...
  • 05 Aug 2019 |

    German ministers seek climate budget funds

    05 Aug 2019, 13:11 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container ...
  • 25 Jul 2019 |

    Germany sets new heat record as climate debate continues

    25 Jul 2019, 14:48 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Society Germany hit its highest temperature ever on July 24, when the town of Geilenkirchen in the state North Rhine-Westphalia recorded 40.5 degrees ...
  • 05 Feb 2019 |

    Carbon capture technologies not yet mature for large-scale use, German gov says

    05 Feb 2019, 13:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Call for open debate on CCU and CCS to save industry emissions Clean Energy Wire Technologies for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere are ...
  • 22 Jul 2019 |

    Germany’s embattled forests shift into climate focus

    22 Jul 2019, 14:35 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Agriculture Clean Energy Wire / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The protection and expansion of German forests is becoming increasingly important ...
  • 14 Feb 2019 |

    German govt should follow coal exit proposal closely – comission co-leader

    14 Feb 2019, 14:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Elections & Politics Commission watch – Managing Germany’s coal phase-out German commission proposes coal exit by 2038 Germany eyes ...
  • 19 Jul 2019 |

    Germany’s conservative parliamentary group leader calls for “hundreds of billions of euros” in climate investments

    19 Jul 2019, 13:58 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Policy Rheinische Post The leader of the conservative CDU party’s parliamentary group, Ralph Brinkhaus, has called for “hundreds of billions of ...
  • G20 currently not able to send “strong joint messages on climate”- Germanwatch

    01 Jul 2019, 13:35 Expert Germanwatch Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire / Financial Times Environmental and development organisation Germanwatch  has ...
  • 08 Jan 2015

    No room for Energiewende complacency despite 2014 CO2-drop

    08 Jan 2015 (All day) Proving Energiewende critics wrong or only a minor step in the right direction? Recent data indicated that Germany has started substituting power from hard coal with renewable electricity while lower power consumption has contributed ...
  • Sea-Watch captain Rackete says Europe must take in climate refugees

    15 Jul 2019, 13:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 International Bild The collapse of the climate system is resulting in refugees that Europe “of course” has to take in, German Sea-Watch captain ...
  • 17 Dec 2015 |

    Germans celebrate climate deal, turn to task ahead

    17 Dec 2015 (All day) [UPDATES with comments from VKU] German politicians, climate activists, scientists and media celebrated the "historic" Paris climate agreement. Some business associations as well as activists pointed to flaws of the deal, ...
  • State ministers reject German captain’s demands for taking climate refugees

    16 Jul 2019, 13:15 Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 International Bild Two interior ministers of ...
  • 05 Jul 2019 |

    Siemens boss calls on EU to turn fight against climate change into opportunity for industry

    05 Jul 2019, 14:09 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sven Egenter Climate & CO2 Technology Handelsblatt The European Union should make the fight against climate change one of its top priorities and turn such leadership into an ...
  • 15 Jul 2019 |

    Germany's Lufthansa says more flights, despite climate debate

    15 Jul 2019, 13:10 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Transport Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag Despite Germany’s debate over stepping up national climate action intensifying, demand for air travel ...
  • 30 Jul 2019 |

    Bavarian Merkel ally says climate action belongs in German Basic Law- media

    30 Jul 2019, 10:30 Markus Söder, Bavaria’s conservative state premier, has called for climate action to be enshrined in Germany’s Basic Law, according to German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung. Söder has thus embraced a long-standing demand by the Green Party, ...
  • Climate targets of Germany's biggest companies incompatible with Paris Agreement goals – report

    27 Nov 2019, 13:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs The emissions reduction targets of several major German companies would violate the Paris Climate Agreement 's goal of ...
  • 18 Jul 2019 |

    EU must raise 2030 emissions reduction goal to go climate neutral by 2050 – researchers

    18 Jul 2019, 13:36 Expert SWP- German Institute for International and Security Affairs Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik G20 International Policy Security Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Policy ...
  • 18 Jun 2019 |

    Europe’s energy system vulnerable to effects of climate change – EEA report

    18 Jun 2019, 13:49 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Security Clean Energy Wire Europe’s entire energy system from availability to consumption is potentially vulnerable to climate change and extreme ...
  • Germany among top ten countries capable of managing climate challenges – ranking

    14 Jun 2019, 13:15 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 International KPMG Germany is one of seven European countries in the top ten of international auditor KPMG’s “ Change Readiness Index 2019 ”, ...
  • 20 Dec 2018 |

    2018 Germany's warmest year on record

    20 Dec 2018, 15:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages k.appunn Climate & CO2 2018 has been the warmest year in Germany since measurements began in 1881, the German National Meteorological Service (DWD) said in a press release. The ...
  • 06 Jun 2019 |

    Germany’s cities call for carbon price, urge more rapid climate action

    06 Jun 2019, 14:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cities Clean Energy Wire The Association of German Cities (Deutscher Städtetag) has called on the federal government to adopt a price on CO2 ...
  • EU set to agree climate neutrality 2050 in the end – German official

    19 Jun 2019, 16:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire European leaders will ultimately agree on the goal of climate neutrality by 2050 for the European Union – if not ...
  • 13 Jun 2019 |

    Climate change will increase the future risk of violent armed conflict – study

    13 Jun 2019, 13:38 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Security Nature Intensifying climate change will increase the future risk of violent armed conflict within countries, according to a study ...
  • 06 Jun 2019 |

    Merkel says Germany must end 'easy-peasy' approach on climate policy, announces radical changes

    06 Jun 2019, 14:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Rheinische Post Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the country must stop its “easy-peasy” ("Pillepalle") approach ...
  • Climate package will lead to fiscal revenue loss in German states – Bundesrat

    11 Nov 2019, 12:56 Expert Green Party Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Expert SPD- Social Democratic Party Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel ...
  • EU commissioner calls on European leaders to embrace 2050 climate-neutrality goal

    12 Jun 2019, 13:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 International Handelsblatt / Guardian A “climate-neutral, prosperous and equitable” European economy is possible by 2050, said EU commissioner for ...
  • Climate plans for Germany’s transport sector insufficient – ranking

    14 Jun 2019, 13:11 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • French finance minister calls on Germany to intensify climate and energy cooperation

    06 Jun 2019, 14:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Climate & CO2 International Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung France and Germany should collaborate more intensively on key projects regarding climate action and energy ...
  • Planting trees can be “main weapon against climate change” – study

    09 Jul 2019, 11:57 Planting huge amounts of trees across the globe could be an effective way to fight climate change, a new study said. Using the world-wide potential for close to an extra billion hectares of tree cover could absorb a large share of all ...
  • 06 Jun 2019 |

    Germany launches sustainable finance council to leverage climate action

    06 Jun 2019, 14:16 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Finance Clean Energy Wire The new advisory council on sustainable finance established by Germany’s government has held its first meeting to ...
  • 20 May 2019 |

    Environment minister backs CCS as part of a German 2050 climate-neutrality bid

    20 May 2019, 13:08 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • 04 Jun 2019 |

    Climate action is our new foreign policy imperative” – German foreign minister

    04 Jun 2019, 13:50 German foreign minister Heiko Maas has said that climate action is the country’s new foreign policy imperative, as the security implications of its effects can already be seen across the globe. Germany aims to play a leading role in the ...
  • 03 Jun 2019 |

    EU election debacle lets Merkel’s CDU party wrangle over future climate policy approach

    03 Jun 2019, 13:52 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung Germany’s governing CDU party has become embroiled in a high-level dispute over the right ...
  • 10 May 2019 |

    Star-shaped cities best option for climate-friendly urban planning- study

    10 May 2019, 13:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cities Clean Energy Wire Restructuring the landscape of big cities may be key to a successful climate policy, as large conurbations and their ...
  • 10 May 2019 |

    Deutsche Bahn CEO calls for expanding Europe’s rail network and more climate action in transport

    10 May 2019, 13:27 Expert Deutsche Bahn German railway operator Business & Jobs Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Transport Handelsblatt The CEO of German rail company Deutsche Bahn, ...
  • No EU country on track for 2030 climate goal, Germany ranks second to last – report

    16 May 2019, 13:57 Expert Ecologic Institute Energiewende International Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire The current emissions reduction and energy transition ...
  • Germany to support EU climate neutrality by 2050 – leaked documents

    18 Jun 2019, 08:43 Germany will join a growing group of EU countries to support the pledge to aim for carbon neutrality by 2050, increasing the likelihood EU leaders will agree to the goal at a meeting this week (20-21 June), several media outlets report. ...
  • Digitalisation vital for climate protection – German environment minister

    08 May 2019, 13:46 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Digitalisation Clean Energy Wire Digitalisation has immense negative effects on the environment, but – steered in the right direction – it can ...
  • 16 May 2019 |

    Merkel says financial markets must change to better support climate action

    16 May 2019, 13:59 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Finance Clean Energy Wire Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel says the need for a reform of financial markets along sustainability criteria is one ...
  • Germany, Poland not among EU countries appealing for greater climate ambition – media

    08 May 2019, 13:42 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 International EurActiv / Handelsblatt France, the Netherlands and Sweden are among a group of eight countries that have launched an appeal to ...
  • Economic institutes criticise German government’s climate package

    02 Oct 2019, 13:53 Expert DIW- German Institute for Economic Research Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Business & Jobs Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Electricity market Expert IfW- Kiel Institute for the World Economy ...
  • Climate package not enough for Germany's 2030 targets- govt agencies

    24 Sep 2019, 13:58 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Efficiency Grid Technology Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt Climate & CO2 Citizens' energy Use Teaser Image ...
  • 28 Mar 2019 |

    Agriculture ministry’s initial proposals to reach 2030 climate targets “too vague” – env. NGO

    28 Mar 2019, 13:25 Expert BMEL- Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture Agriculture Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & ...
  • 24 May 2019 |

    Fridays For Future: Students protest for climate action ahead of EU election

    24 May 2019, 17:25 Young climate activists across Europe took to the streets Friday to demand more ambitious climate action from politicians two days ahead of the main day of the EU elections. In Germany, “Fridays For Future” students protested in more ...
  • Germany's right-wing populist AfD says climate action criticism to be major campaign issue

    30 Sep 2019, 13:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Welt am Sonntag Germany’s right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has made its critique of policy to reduce ...
  • Major German companies among world's most active anti-climate action lobbyists- study

    11 Oct 2019, 14:15 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire German car manufacturers Daimler and BMW, utility RWE and building materials company HeidelbergCement are among ...
  • 22 Mar 2019 |

    Germany’s climate cabinet is “sad declaration of bankruptcy” – opinion

    22 Mar 2019, 13:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Rheinische Post Germany’s new climate cabinet is proof that policymakers can look ahead only as far ahead as the next election, and ...
  • German businesses support more climate action, criticise power prices

    16 Sep 2019, 14:05 Expert Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Edgar Meza Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Clean ...
  • 08 Nov 2016 |

    Germany seeks to prove climate credentials with last-minute plan

    08 Nov 2016 (All day) After months of dispute, the German government has reached a tentative agreement on a roadmap to wean the world’s fourth largest economy from fossil fuels almost entirely by 2050, according to press reports. A last-minute Climate ...
  • 07 Mar 2019 |

    Scientists take a stance on school strikes for climate but could do more – opinion

    07 Mar 2019, 13:36 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Society Tageszeitung The coming petition by hundreds of German scientists who openly support the school student movement Fridays for Future that ...
  • 18 Mar 2019 |

    German env minister optimistic cabinet colleagues will subscribe to climate law plans

    18 Mar 2019, 14:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Tageszeitung / Frankfurter Rundschau Germany’s environment minister Svenja Schulze is confident that the ministries relevant to the ...
  • 01 Mar 2019 |

    Young climate activist Greta Thunberg visits Germany for Friday school strikes

    01 Mar 2019, 13:50 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Society dpa / Tagesspiegel The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg says Germany’s school strikes for climate action give her “a lot of hope,” ...
  • 05 Mar 2019 |

    Extreme weather “wake-up call” for many Germans to act on climate change – survey

    05 Mar 2019, 13:48 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Society Clean Energy Wire The extreme weather events Germany experienced in recent years have served as a “wake-up call” for many people in the ...
  • Climate protection “at the heart” of von der Leyen's new European Commission – media

    11 Sep 2019, 13:58 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Euractiv / Tagesspiegel Background A commitment to making Europe "the world’s first climate-neutral continent" ...
  • Climate and digitalisation Germany's key challenges of the future- Merkel

    11 Sep 2019, 13:45 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Clean Energy Wire German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said protecting the climate and digitalisation are the two key ...
  • 11 Mar 2019 |

    New parents’ group backs student climate protests in Germany

    11 Mar 2019, 14:17 Expert Siemens Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Climate & CO2 Society Deutsche Welle / Bild am Sonntag The weekly “Fridays for Future” school strikes have prompted a fierce ...
  • 26 Feb 2019 |

    Climate Action Law has the right aim but relies on inadequate instruments” – op-ed

    26 Feb 2019, 14:05 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Climate & CO2 Government Handelsblatt In an op-ed in Handelsblatt, Klaus Stratmann argues that the draft Climate Action Law’s rigid sector targets don’t allow ...
  • 07 Mar 2019 |

    EU should focus on transport emissions, battery production to reach climate targets- think tank

    07 Mar 2019, 13:45 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Climate & CO2 Policy Clean Energy Wire The EU can meet its 2030 climate targets and even ratchet up its commitments in time for the 2020 UN climate summit, ...
  • 26 Sep 2018 |

    Sustainability concept bolsters Germany’s football Euro 2024 bid

    26 Sep 2018, 13:14 The German Football Association (DFB) has included a sustainability concept in its bid to host the 2024 European Football Championship. UEFA is set to select the host country this week. The DFB says it wants the tournament to contribute ...
  • 04 Feb 2019 |

    Climate action must not come at the expense of the poor – op ed

    04 Feb 2019, 14:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fear of public backlash and complexity hold back German CO2 price German households and industry pay highest power prices in Europe Climate ...
  • 28 Feb 2019 |

    Senior Conservative says proposed Climate Action Law would “paralyse” Germany

    28 Feb 2019, 14:05 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Tageszeitung The Climate Action Law proposed by Germany’s environment ministry is “a planned economy approach” that could “paralyse the ...
  • 06 Mar 2019 |

    Missing climate targets in transport could cost Germany billions of euros – report

    06 Mar 2019, 11:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Transport Clean Energy Wire Missing its  2030 climate targets for the transport sector could cost Germany billions of euros,  ...
  • 29 Mar 2019 |

    Greta Thunberg joins German students for climate protest in Berlin

    29 Mar 2019, 14:03 Swedish activist Greta Thunberg visited Berlin on Friday, joining thousands of young people who took to the streets in the most recent "Fridays for Future" school strike demanding more action on climate change. Protesters ...
  • 25 Feb 2019 |

    Germany's government coalition divided over draft Climate Action Law

    25 Feb 2019, 14:17 The first draft of Germany’s Climate Action Law, presented last week, has laid bare conflicting views within the German coalition government over how the country should meet its climate targets. The proposal has drawn criticism from ...
  • 14 Mar 2019 |

    Bad marks for Germany’s climate-relevant ministries after first year in office

    14 Mar 2019, 13:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Tagesspiegel The ministries responsible for implementing climate policy in Germany get bad marks from newspaper Tagesspiegel in an ...
  • Social Democrats' climate plans show large overlap with Conservatives

    05 Sep 2019, 12:30 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Expert SPD- Social Democratic ...
  • “Big coup” in climate policy needed to continue German coalition – SPD Vice Chancellor Scholz

    03 Sep 2019, 13:41 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Spiegel Online / Clean Energy Wire Germany's Vice Chancellor, finance minister and top candidate to become leader of ...
  • Climate cabinet deal on 20 Sep would show grand coalition can deliver – state sec

    31 Jul 2019, 13:55 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • Merkel aims for balanced budget in fight against climate change

    13 Aug 2019, 13:42 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire / Spiegel Online German Chancellor Angela Merkel "stands by the objective of a balanced budget", her ...
  • 23 Jan 2019 |

    Serious discussion on climate action must include agriculture and its products – opinion

    23 Jan 2019, 13:25 Expert IfW- Kiel Institute for the World Economy Institut für Weltwirtschaft Kiel International Society Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Agriculture Climate ...
  • Germany's coalition government turns the tide on climate policy- media

    01 Aug 2019, 12:22 Expert Ottmar Edenhofer Co-Chair of Working Group III of the IPCC, Director of MCC, Deputy Director and Chief Economist of PIK Energiewende Technology Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • 15 Mar 2019 |

    Germany installs “climate cabinet” to coordinate action across ministries

    15 Mar 2019, 13:32 The German government has agreed to install a “climate cabinet” to coordinate emissions reduction efforts across various ministries to reach the country's 2030 climate targets. Environment minister Svenja Schulze said the climate ...
  • German President Steinmeier retraces Humboldt’s journey to warn against climate change

    15 Feb 2019, 12:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 International Germany aims to put climate into focus at UN Security Council Clean Energy Wire Germany’s President Frank ...
  • 11 Feb 2019 |

    Climate change important security policy issue – Chancellor Merkel

    11 Feb 2019, 14:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Security Climate change is a threat to peace and security – German foreign minister Germany aims to put climate into focus ...
  • German government parties debate new public debt to fight climate change – report

    08 Aug 2019, 13:51 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Handelsblatt An increasing number of MPs from Germany's governing parties are in favour of abandoning the target of a balanced ...
  • 10 Oct 2018 |

    German parties fiercely debate IPCC's 1.5°C report in parliament

    10 Oct 2018, 17:18 Two days after the UN's latest IPCC report on global warming urged greater international efforts against climate change, the German parliament saw a heated debate about the implications for Germany. While the Green Party, which had ...
  • 13 Dec 2018 |

    Climate protection has long become a business worth billions for German companies

    13 Dec 2018, 14:37 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Business Clean Energy Wire While the UN climate conference enters its critical phase, climate protection has long become a ...
  • 14 Mar 2019 |

    Thousands of German students to join global strike for climate action

    14 Mar 2019, 13:24 Students in Germany and around the world are expected to walk out of school Friday for what is being billed as a “global strike” to demand action on climate change. Organisers hope it will be the largest demonstration yet in the series ...
  • 15 Mar 2019 |

    Students pour into Germany's streets in major climate protest

    15 Mar 2019, 18:19 Tens, possibly hundreds of thousands of students poured into the streets in cities across Germany to demand more action on climate change. It’s one of the biggest showings for the "Fridays for Future" movement, which has ...
  • 24 Jan 2019 |

    Coal commission proposal neglects climate protection – commentary

    24 Jan 2019, 12:05 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Climate & CO2 German coal exit timetable to be settled in last minute talks Germany’s coal exit commission Handelsblatt The leaked ...
  • 19 May 2015 |

    Merkel and Hollande urge ambitious push for climate agreement

    19 May 2015 (All day) German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have thrown their weight behind an ambitious and urgent push to make the Paris climate summit a success. The international community must start work now in order ...
  • German conservatives flesh out climate action plans ahead of decisive cabinet meeting

    03 Sep 2019, 17:45 Following key regional elections in eastern German Saxony and Brandenburg, the conservative parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's grand coalition – the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU) – have ...
  • Federal government unsettles population with climate action debate – Saxony state premier

    31 Jul 2019, 13:57 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Rheinische Post The federal government is “frightening” the population with the debate about climate action measures such ...
  • 09 Jan 2019 |

    Germany supports Dominican Republic’s push for climate action in UN Security Council- source

    09 Jan 2019, 12:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Security Energy transition shapes foreign policy in Germany and beyond Germany aims to put climate into focus at UN ...
  • 25 Jan 2019 |

    German energy minister gets booed by student climate protesters

    25 Jan 2019, 13:51 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • Germany presents patchy climate plan draft to European Commission- report

    08 Jan 2019, 13:15 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 International Commission watch – Managing Germany’s coal phase-out Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050 Germany’s greenhouse gas ...
  • 19 Dec 2018 |

    Preview2019- Climate Action Law “crucial” step, says Greenpeace head

    19 Dec 2018, 10:10 Germany must face several fundamental energy and climate decisions in 2019 to save the country's Energiewende and its international standing, according to Greenpeace head Jennifer Morgan. Most importantly, the promised Climate ...
  • Germans willing to pay 32 euros per month for climate action – survey

    22 Jul 2019, 13:57 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Bild am Sonntag A survey by weekly tabloid Bild am Sonntag found people in Germany would be willing to spend an average of 32 ...
  • German government enters crunch time on climate challenge

    21 Aug 2019, 16:00 Moment of truth for German climate policy: Right in time for the UN Climate Action Summit, chancellor Angela Merkel's government is due to present a raft of measures to drastically cut emissions. The eagerly awaited announcements ...
  • 02 Jan 2019 |

    Germany takes up seat in UN Security Council, aims to put climate into focus

    02 Jan 2019, 13:06 Federal Foreign Office International Germany is a party to the Paris Climate Agreement and often puts climate issues on the agenda of international gatherings such as the G20 or G7. The country’s energy transition is not an isolated ...
  • 23 Jan 2019 |

    Industrialised countries have special responsibility to protect climate – Merkel

    23 Jan 2019, 17:36 Developed countries have the responsibility to establish “technologies from which others can benefit”, such as forms of renewable energy production, after they emitted a lot of CO₂ during the industrialisation, German Chancellor Angela ...
  • 10 Dec 2018 |

    Most Germans unconvinced UN will be able to solve climate crisis

    10 Dec 2018, 13:54 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Society ARD The UN is unlikely to find a solution to the world’s climate crisis, most Germans believe according to a survey ...
  • New Franco-German treaty lacks clarity and ambition on energy and climate- NGOs

    22 Jan 2019, 17:31 Germany and France have signed an update to their landmark 1963 post-war Élysée friendship treaty, showcasing their commitment to European cooperation in the face of Brexit and growing nationalism in several member states. The treaty ...
  • Merkel will leave vacuum in climate negotiations when her Chancellorship is over – commentary

    05 Dec 2018, 14:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Politics International Social Europe German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision not to run for re-election will create a vacuum ...
  • 06 Dec 2018 |

    Diesel cars still needed to meet climate targets, German carmakers say

    06 Dec 2018, 14:21 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Cars German Association of the Automotive Industry The German carmaker association VDA says the share of diesel cars has to rise ...
  • “Global climate protection will be decided in emerging countries”- minister

    29 Nov 2018, 16:20 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire A new alliance of companies, banks, insurers, and environmental organisations wants to invest in ...
  • CORRECTION: Germany will double contribution to Green Climate Fund – minister

    29 Nov 2018, 16:33 [CORRECTION: The German government announced to contribute an additional 1.5 billion euros to the Green Climate Fund, not 750 million euros.] Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW ...
  • Germany alone can’t save the climate, but must push others – opinion

    30 Nov 2018, 15:06 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 International Handelsblatt While it is clear that Germany alone is not able to save the global climate, the government ...
  • European leaders call for ambition ahead of climate conference

    29 Nov 2018, 15:45 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Politics International German President German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is among several European heads of state who ...
  • 14 Dec 2018 |

    German language association names “Hot Age” Word of the Year in nod to climate change

    14 Dec 2018, 10:55 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Society Clean Energy Wire The Association for the German Language (GfdS) has made the term “Heißzeit” (hot age) its Word of the ...
  • CDU head’s call for climate consensus could be dead on arrival – opinion

    09 Jul 2019, 12:42 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Expert FDP- Free Democratic ...
  • Government must come clean on climate action costs – opinion

    09 Jul 2019, 12:43 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Süddeutsche Zeitung Germany’s federal government “should finally come clean” and tell citizens that climate action on the ...
  • German parties must come together to find “climate consensus” – CDU party leader

    08 Jul 2019, 13:30 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert FDP- Free Democratic Party Freie Demokratische Partei EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Expert Green Party Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen EEG 2.0 | ...
  • 21 Dec 2018 |

    Germany aims to put climate into focus at UN Security Council

    21 Dec 2018, 15:08 Germany plans to use its diplomatic clout during its two-year term on the UN Security Council to ensure that climate change concerns are an integral part of UN security policy. People who are most vulnerable to global warming, such ...
  • Strong message, little substance on climate by new EU Commission head – reactions

    17 Jul 2019, 12:46 Expert BEE- German Renewable Energy Federation Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energien Business & Jobs Citizens' energy Electricity market Renewables Expert VDMA- German Engineering Federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und ...
  • EU top job candidate promises "Green Deal" and "Climate Law" for Europe ahead of crunch vote

    16 Jul 2019, 13:08 German defence minister and European Commission candidate Ursula von der Leyen told Members of the European Parliament that if elected, she would introduce a "Green Deal" for Europe in her first 100 days in office, including a ...
  • 31 May 2016 |

    Merkel, state premiers seek compromise on core Energiewende law

    31 May 2016 (All day) [UPDATE with new details on 2025 renewable target in paragraph 3, ads News Digest items] German Chancellor Angela Merkel and state premiers will meet on Tuesday to work out a compromise on reforming the core piece of legislation ...
  • 21 Dec 2018 |

    Small island state rep says Germany needs to advocate for climate in UN Security Council

    21 Dec 2018, 11:58 The German government has said it will use its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council to spotlight the security implications of climate change. After the recent shift in climate policy by some permanent ...
  • Climate action business generates almost 50 billion euro-turnover in Germany

    05 Jun 2019, 12:34 Expert Destatis Federal Statistical Office- Statistisches Bundesamt Energiewende Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire With a turnover of 49.4 ...
  • Merkel is working on a comeback as “climate chancellor” – analysis

    14 Jun 2019, 13:14 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Die Zeit At the end of her term in office, German Chancellor Angela Merkel aims to resume her former self-styled role as ...
  • “I want Europe to become first climate neutral continent” – EU top-job candidate

    11 Jul 2019, 10:30 The German candidate for the top job in the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen told European parliamentarians that tackling climate change is a top priority for the EU. She said the bloc's emission reduction goal could be ...
  • “Red-Green-Red” state coalition in Bremen wants to declare “climate emergency”

    02 Jul 2019, 13:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Clean Energy Wire The likely next government coalition of Social Democrats, Greens and the Left Party in ...
  • Climate change to impact Germany largely through foreign trade

    23 May 2019, 12:20 Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt Climate & CO2 Citizens' energy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire The impact of ...
  • German Greens call for national “climate fund” to finance reduction and mitigation measures

    17 Jun 2019, 12:50 Expert Green Party Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Bild am Sonntag Germany should set up a national fund ...
  • Climate could become polarising issue in Germany, conservative party head warns

    07 Jun 2019, 13:04 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Frankfurter ...
  • Major German companies back position paper calling for climate neutrality

    09 Sep 2019, 13:41 Expert Foundation 2° (Stiftung 2°) German CEOs for climate protection Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Industrial policy Clean Energy Wire ...
  • World must do all “humanly possible” on climate change, Merkel tells Harvard grads

    31 May 2019, 13:40 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Euractiv German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the world to do “everything humanly possible” to combat climate change and ...
  • 17 Nov 2014 |

    German energy minister dismisses reports of changes to climate goals

    17 Nov 2014 (All day) Following heated debate over a possible exit from coal-fired power, Sigmar Gabriel has reaffirmed his commitment to reducing carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2020. Germany's Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy has ...
  • German parties hurry to present climate plans as pressure mounts

    28 Jun 2019, 12:31 Germany’s parties are hastening to put together proposals on how the country can reach its national and international climate targets as pressure from recent election results, ongoing climate protests and an early heat wave continues to ...
  • Germany’s far-right AfD focuses on climate denial ahead of EU elections to woo disgruntled voters

    15 May 2019, 12:25 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics The Guardian Climate change denial has become a key topic of Germany’s far-right populist party AfD ahead of the EU ...
  • Germany could face even higher billion-euro-bill for failing EU climate targets

    17 May 2019, 12:58 Expert Institute for Applied Ecology Öko-Institut Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Institute for ...
  • A climate policy that spares everyone does not deserve the name – opinion

    29 May 2019, 12:12 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Süddeutsche Zeitung The Energiewende (energy transition) is the linchpin of German climate policy, but the governing ...
  • We have to give better answers on climate – Merkel

    29 May 2019, 12:09 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics CNN The results of the European elections mean that Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) must ...
  • SPD calls on Merkel’s conservatives to get serious on climate

    11 Jun 2019, 13:24 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Expert SPD- Social Democratic ...
  • Waiting for global solutions impedes climate action progress – opinion

    08 May 2019, 13:44 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Handelsblatt Leading politicians from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU alliance call for European or ...
  • 'Green wave' vs right-wing populism: Europe faces climate policy polarisation

    05 Jun 2019, 16:00 The European elections delivered major gains for Green parties in several countries, as voters signalled a strong desire for more aggressive action on climate change. In Germany, the Green surge was especially strong. The party doubled ...
  • German conservatives score poorly on climate in EU parliament – NGO ranking

    23 Apr 2019, 13:48 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container ...
  • 14 Nov 2019 |

    COP25 in Madrid must lead to higher ambitions at crucial time for international climate action – German govt

    14 Nov 2019, 13:26 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Expert Federal Foreign Office Auswärtiges Amt ...
  • The stakes for energy and climate policy are high in EU elections

    22 May 2019, 13:45 Voters across the EU will head to the polls between 23 and 26 May to elect a new European Parliament. It’s one of three major European institutions — along with the European Commission and Council — due for elections or leadership ...
  • 13 Nov 2017 |

    Germany's energy use and emissions likely to rise yet again in 2017

    13 Nov 2017 Higher energy demand triggered by economic growth and colder weather is likely to push up Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions again this year, energy market group AG Energiebilanzen forecast on Friday. A new rise would put Germany’s 2020 ...
  • Right-wing parties poised to bring climate scepticism to European parliament, with Germany’s AfD leading the way

    29 Apr 2019, 13:50 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Der Spiegel Right-wing populist parties could make major gains in the coming European elections, with many of them ...
  • Business-friendly Free Democrats aim to be climate action party

    26 Apr 2019, 16:50 Expert FDP- Free Democratic Party Freie Demokratische Partei EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Süddeutsche Zeitung / Spiegel Online Germany’s ...
  • Slump in EU election raises pressure on Merkel's coalition as Greens surge on climate worries

    27 May 2019, 15:43 Germany’s ruling parties have taken another blow in the European elections, further rattling the fragile government coalition, as voters increasingly turn away from the established forces in the political centre. Against the backdrop of ...
  • 18 Nov 2019 |

    2050 climate neutrality 'magical thinking' – German industry association president

    18 Nov 2019, 13:30 Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert German Economic Institute (IW) Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln Business & Jobs Use Teaser ...
  • Protecting climate good for Germany’s economy- study

    08 Jan 2019, 13:20 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs German industry embraces Energiewende transformation challenge German industry says protecting climate can benefit economy Green ...
  • 15 Nov 2019 |

    Merkel says world heading for 3-degree warming under current climate targets, calls for higher ambitions

    15 Nov 2019, 13:42 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 COP25 Stern / Clean Energy Wire The earth's surface temperature will rise by three degrees Celsius under current climate targets, meaning ...
  • 29 Nov 2019 |

    Internet hub Frankfurt struggles to reduce energy use as online data volumes skyrocket

    29 Nov 2019, 14:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cities Frankfurter Rundschau The city of Frankfurt is struggling to reduce its energy use as the growth in internet data traffic boosts power ...
  • Debate over future of German coal heats up ahead of climate action plan

    21 Nov 2014 (All day) Ten days before the plan to fix Germany’s "climate gap" is set for cabinet approval, it is still unclear how much the power sector will contribute toward the carbon emissions target of a 40 percent cut by 2020. The debate ...
  • Industry says it will need public funds to abide by German's planned climate law

    26 Mar 2019, 13:20 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Handelsblatt [Update adds details on launch of environment ministry’s investment support programme.] Germany’s industrial ...
  • Climate change abroad hits German economy- Federal Environment Agency

    17 Dec 2018, 12:51 UBA- Federal Environment Agency Climate & CO2 Citizens' energy Read more about UBA- Federal Environment Agency Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Business ...
  • 27 Nov 2019 |

    Merkel criticises EIB decision to ban gas lending

    27 Nov 2019, 15:35 German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she disapproves of the European Investment Bank’s decision to ban funding for natural gas projects by the end of 2021, several days after the German government had agreed to the new guidelines. ...
  • German conservative party head calls for serious discussion on climate action law – media

    19 Feb 2019, 13:19 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich ...
  • Merkel pledges stronger climate action globally and at home

    19 Jun 2018, 18:10 In her speech at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for more ambitious global climate action and multilateral cooperation. At international level, it will be important to develop a rulebook for the ...
  • German ministers regret US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

    05 Nov 2019, 13:52 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • Trump's Paris Agreement withdrawal illustrates USA's abdication as leader – opinion

    06 Nov 2019, 13:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 International Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The fulfilment of US President Donald Trump's election promise to pull the country out of the ...
  • German businesses support plans for climate action law

    15 Jan 2019, 12:01 Foundation 2° (Stiftung 2°) Business & Jobs Read more about Foundation 2° (Stiftung 2°) Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Mobility and ...
  • 08 Nov 2019 |

    Germany's planned carbon pricing system 'unnecessarily expensive' – economists

    08 Nov 2019, 14:02 Expert ZEW- Centre for European Economic Research Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung Cost & Prices Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Clean Energy Wire A ...
  • EU has to significantly ramp up emissions reduction goal to stay on track for Paris goals – researchers

    11 Oct 2019, 14:09 Expert DIW- German Institute for Economic Research Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Business & Jobs Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Electricity market Use Teaser Image as container background on grid ...
  • Environment minister submits draft of climate action law to chancellery

    21 Feb 2019, 13:26 German environment minister Svenja Schulze has sent a first draft of the planned Climate Action Law to the chancellery for “early coordination”, even as conservative politicians continue to criticise key elements and demand for it to be ...
  • 04 Oct 2019 |

    State premier of Saarland calls for billions in support to turn steel industry climate neutral

    04 Oct 2019, 13:42 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Industrial policy Frankfurter Allgemeine ...
  • Merkel calls climate change “vital question” in new year’s address

    02 Jan 2019, 13:10 CDU- Christian Democratic Union Elections & Politics Policy Read more about CDU- Christian Democratic Union CSU- Christian Social Union Elections & Politics Policy Read more about CSU- Christian Social Union Use Teaser Image as ...
  • German industry worried by lack of progress at UN climate talks

    10 Dec 2018, 14:04 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire The Federation of German Industries (BDI) has urged delegates at the UN climate conference ...
  • German government looks ahead as Bonn climate talks leave much to do

    11 May 2018 (All day) The climate talks in the city of Bonn failed to meet expectations they would deliver a draft rulebook for the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement. After eleven days of negotiations, an extra session in Bangkok is now planned ...
  • Macron and Merkel back EU carbon neutrality 2050, European green deal

    18 Oct 2019, 11:38 France and Germany have backed the goals put forward by the incoming EU commission in a joint declaration, calling for a rapid adoption for the proposed European Green Deal. German chancellor Angela Merkel stressed in a speech to ...
  • 07 Oct 2016 |

    Ministry projections highlight risk of Germany missing emissions goal

    07 Oct 2016 (All day) Only in a best case scenario will Germany be able to reach its goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2020, the latest projections from the environment ministry show according to analysts. The opposition in parliament ...
  • “Capitalism has to save the climate” – opinion

    10 Dec 2018, 14:06 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Tageszeitung There’s a “silent consensus” surrounding the international climate action negotiations that ...
  • Climate change, if uncontained, “will change the face of our planet”- Merkel

    07 Dec 2018, 13:29 CDU- Christian Democratic Union Elections & Politics Policy Read more about CDU- Christian Democratic Union Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Politics ...
  • 18 Sep 2019 |

    Switch from coal and oil to gas increases greenhouse effect due to methane emissions – study

    18 Sep 2019, 12:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Gas Clean Energy Wire The switch from coal-fired power generation and oil-fired heating to natural gas increases the greenhouse effect of energy ...
  • 12 Sep 2019 |

    Germany's environment agency says emissions of new diesel cars still too high

    12 Sep 2019, 14:11 Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt Climate & CO2 Citizens' energy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cars Clean Energy Wire Nitrogen oxide (NOx) ...
  • 19 Sep 2019 |

    German voters would prefer coal phase-out earlier than 2038 – study

    19 Sep 2019, 13:17 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Society Clean Energy Wire Voters in Germany would have supported a coal phase-out much earlier than 2038, the date proposed by the country's ...
  • 15 Aug 2019 |

    Opencast coal mining dries out Germany's embattled Hambach Forest – study

    15 Aug 2019, 12:34 Expert Greenpeace Germany Greenpeace Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert RWE AG Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Coal Climate & CO2 Clean ...
  • German researchers propose “nothing less than relaunch of climate policy”

    03 Dec 2018, 14:37 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Politics Der Spiegel / Clean Energy Wire German magazine Der Spiegel has run a cover story on the ...
  • 12 Sep 2019 |

    Merkel: Cutting transport emissions will be “herculean task” for govt and industry

    12 Sep 2019, 14:08 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Cars Clean Energy Wire German Chancellor Angela Merkel said reaching the country's climate targets in the transport sector will be a great ...
  • 08 Nov 2017 |

    EU car emission limits too weak for German climate targets- experts

    08 Nov 2017 Following intense lobbying by German carmakers, the EU has proposed car emission targets that will be insufficient to meet the country’s climate targets in the transport sector, according to environmental organisations. Critics said the ...
  • 28 Jul 2017 |

    Why the German diesel summit matters for climate and energy

    28 Jul 2017 (All day) On 2 August, the CEOs of Germany’s major car manufacturers will meet with federal and state government representatives to discuss ways to reduce pollution from diesel cars. Recent cartel allegations shed a new light on the meeting’s ...
  • 19 Aug 2019 |

    Fridays for Future will leave its mark – study

    19 Aug 2019, 13:06 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Society The Fridays for Future student climate protest movement will leave its mark on society, independent of its eventual duration, according to ...
  • 09 May 2019 |

    Merkel’s partner CSU wants climate action through lower taxes

    09 May 2019, 14:11 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Cost & Prices Policy Clean Energy Wire The Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) – part of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s alliance of centre-right parties – is ...
  • 28 Aug 2019 |

    Germany’s Greens call for an “ecological forest transition”

    28 Aug 2019, 13:56 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Policy The German Green Party is calling for a radical overhaul of the country’s forests to better protect the natural landscape from extreme ...
  • 30 Aug 2019 |

    Agriculture minister plans large-scale reforestation to tackle 'grave state' of German forests

    30 Aug 2019, 14:21 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Agriculture Clean Energy Wire German agriculture minister Julia Klöckner has plans for large-scale reforestation projects to improve the "grave ...
  • 23 Aug 2019 |

    Increasing droughts can destabilise power supply in Germany and beyond – WWF report

    23 Aug 2019, 13:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Electricity Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Droughts caused by climate change pose a growing risk to the power supply in Germany and around the globe, according to ...
  • 18 Nov 2015 |

    Energiewende climate targets in “serious danger”- govt advisors

    18 Nov 2015 (All day) Days before the UN climate conference in Paris, Germany is taking stock of its national climate protection efforts. The government says the country is making “good progress” with its energy transition, but independent experts warn ...
  • 29 Jul 2019 |

    Power-to-x requires regulation to stay sustainable – Öko-Institut

    29 Jul 2019, 13:39 Expert Institute for Applied Ecology Öko-Institut Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Storage Clean Energy Wire The production ...
  • 28 Jun 2019 |

    Little progress at Bonn climate change conference

    28 Jun 2019, 12:38 Expert E3G- Third generation enviromentalism European non profit organisation for policy transformation Climate & CO2 Finance Policy Expert Germanwatch Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • 19 Aug 2019 |

    Rail must be strengthened to replace certain domestic flights with trains – German Aviation Association

    19 Aug 2019, 13:03 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport Clean Energy Wire The most effective way to reduce CO₂ emissions from air travel are investments in efficiency, says the German Aviation ...
  • 09 Aug 2019 |

    German army exits hard coal heating

    09 Aug 2019, 13:42 Expert Vattenfall Electricity market Business & Jobs Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Heating Clean Energy Wire Germany's armed forces are phasing out the use of ...
  • 27 Aug 2019 |

    Germany and US on par in coal phase-out ranking

    27 Aug 2019, 13:22 Expert EWI- Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universität zu Köln Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Electricity market International Expert KfW Bank KfW- government ...
  • 30 Nov 2015 |

    COP21- Day 1: Merkel says decarbonisation needed, but mum on coal

    30 Nov 2015 (All day) Day 1 at the UN climate conference: Paris must deliver an ambitious, comprehensive, fair and binding agreement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the climate conference in Paris / Germany's Environment Minister called for ...
  • German government criticises Brazil over Amazon fire, calls for rainforest protection programme

    26 Aug 2019, 13:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire The exceptionally large wildfires in the Amazon region in South America have led German government members to ...
  • 02 Aug 2019 |

    Conservative state agriculture ministers demand 800 million euros to save German forests

    02 Aug 2019, 11:54 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Agriculture Clean Energy Wire Germany needs a “national master plan” to save its forests as carbon sinks and the federal government should provide ...
  • 02 Aug 2019 |

    German Aviation Association calls for power-to-liquid road map to bring emissions to zero

    02 Aug 2019, 12:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Freight Clean Energy Wire / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The German Aviation Association (BDL) said it wants to bring CO2 emissions from air ...
  • 26 Jul 2019 |

    Germany accounts for one third of EU coal power generation despite 2019 drop

    26 Jul 2019, 13:49 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Coal Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Power generation from coal was down 19 percent in Europe, and 22 percent in Germany, in the first six months 2019, according ...
  • IPCC land use report shows climate change threat to global livelihood – env min

    08 Aug 2019, 13:41 A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on land use shows that climate change is threatening the world's food supply and livelihood, making it an "existential question", said German ...
  • 05 Aug 2019 |

    Conservatives debate speedy reduction of VAT on train tickets, Greens present law draft

    05 Aug 2019, 13:17 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Expert Green Party Bündnis 90/ ...
  • 24 Jul 2019 |

    German Greens want trains to replace domestic flights in 15 years

    24 Jul 2019, 14:16 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Transport Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Die Welt The German Green party is calling for higher taxes on domestic flights and lower taxes on train ...
  • Concrete measures missing in German national climate plan – report

    05 Jul 2019, 14:15 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Transport Agriculture Clean Energy Wire Germany, Finland, France and Portugal’s National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) drafts include ambitious ...
  • Wind industry urges Germany’s government to stand firm regarding 2050 climate-neutrality

    24 Jun 2019, 13:56 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Wind International Clean Energy Wire The German Wind Energy Association (BWE) has called on the government to stand by the aim of achieving net ...
  • 18 Dec 2018 |

    Preview2019- Gas will loom large on Energiewende agenda, WEC says

    18 Dec 2018, 09:35 The role of gas – both in its natural form and as a CO2-neutral variety made with renewable power – will be one of the hottest topics on Germany's 2019 energy transition agenda, according to Carsten Rolle, secretary of the World ...
  • G20 must throw weight behind climate action – paper

    14 Jun 2019, 13:18 Expert DIE- German Development Institute Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 International G20 German Development Institute Support ...
  • 24 Jul 2019 |

    Berlin restricts diesel on some roads and sets speed limits to tackle air pollution

    24 Jul 2019, 14:11 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cars rbb24 The government of the federal state of Berlin has decided to ban older diesel cars from eight roads in the city and create dozens of ...
  • EU fails to agree on 2050 climate neutrality in blow to Merkel’s newfound ambitions

    21 Jun 2019, 13:27 Just days after the German government signalled it was ready to ramp up climate action at home and across Europe, the European Council dealt a blow to greater climate ambitions by failing to agree on the goal of net-zero emissions in ...
  • Bavarian CSU presents climate plan ahead of crucial 20 September govt meeting

    09 Sep 2019, 13:36 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Elections & Politics The Bavarian conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) – sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel&#039 ...
  • 10 Jul 2019 |

    “Très bien”, “symbolic politics” – German media on French flight eco-tax plan

    10 Jul 2019, 13:01 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport WDR / Die Welt / Neues Deutschland France’s  plans to introduce an eco-tax of between 1.50 and 18 euros on flight tickets   got mixed ...
  • 26 Jun 2019 |

    Spike in heat waves poised to drive up Germany's demand for cooling systems

    26 Jun 2019, 12:57 The second summer in a row with record temperatures has fuelled worries about the global climate crisis in Germany and sparked a sudden interest in room cooling systems, which remain a rarity in the central European country. Researchers ...
  • 15 May 2019 |

    Clear-cut Climate Action Law is in German steel industry’s own interest – env min

    15 May 2019, 12:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Industrial policy Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung A Climate Action Law in Germany that spells out clear sectoral emissions reduction targets is in ...
  • Climate & energy stumbling blocks for Jamaica-coalition talks

    27 Sep 2017 Germany might be headed towards a new chapter in its political history with a governing coalition of the conservative CDU/CSU alliance, the economic liberal FDP, and the environmentalist Green Party looming as a real prospect for the first ...
  • What energy & climate stakeholders want from Germany's next government

    14 Sep 2017 (All day) Environmentalists, business associations, lobby groups, think tanks and researchers have all drawn up their wish list for future energy and climate policy ahead of the federal elections on 24 September. Whatever coalition German ...
  • 20 Sep 2017 |

    Campaign quotes: What Merkel & Schulz say about Energiewende issues

    20 Sep 2017 (All day) Chancellor Angela Merkel promises more precise climate goals after the elections; contender Martin Schulz calls for a binding e-car quota. In the run-up to the federal elections in Germany on 24 September, CLEW presents key campaign ...
  • Cities' & municipalities' role in the Energiewende

    26 May 2017 (All day) Local energy transitions across Germany play a key role in achieving the goals of the national Energiewende. In this factsheet, we provide some of the facts and figures key to understanding the power, opportunities and challenges of ...
  • Colour codes: How energy & climate policy differs in German coalitions

    04 Sep 2017 The next German government is almost certain to be a coalition of two or more parties. That means the country’s energy and climate policy will be a compromise between different party priorities. Energy and climate issues on a national level ...
  • Vote2017: German parties' energy & climate policy positions

    01 Sep 2017 Germany’s Energiewende is a project that enjoys backing from almost all of the country’s relevant political parties. But apart from the general intention to decarbonise the economy by the middle of the century and abide by the goals set forth ...
  • 22 Sep 2018 |

    Solar power in Germany – output, business & perspectives

    22 Sep 2018, 15:06 Solar power in Germany has gone through turbulent times since it got off to a flying start in the wake of Germany's Renewable Energy Act in the year 2000. German companies quickly ascended to global leadership in solar power ...
  • 11 Oct 2019 |

    Germany's Climate Action Programme 2030

    11 Oct 2019, 12:01 Germany has presented an official programme of measures for the country to reach its 2030 climate targets. The Climate Action Programme comes as a supplement to the country's Climate Action Law as part of a comprehensive package to ...
  • 14 Oct 2019 |

    Germany's 2030 climate action package

    14 Oct 2019, 13:00 Germany's government coalition on 20 September 2019 agreed on a strategy paper that outlines its policy ideas to reach the 2030 climate targets and reduce emissions in all sectors of the economy. This factsheet summarises the paper ...
  • 23 Aug 2019 |

    German finance sector's push to play catch up on climate action

    23 Aug 2019, 16:30 Integrating the financial sector into its national climate and energy policy is a central challenge for Germany to ensure that emissions reduction and renewables expansion plans are properly funded and not thwarted by contradicting ...
  • Germany’s climate obligations under the EU Effort Sharing scheme

    06 May 2019, 13:55 Germany is often perceived as a country with stringent national climate ambitions, but many of these rules and goals are actually prescribed by the European Union’s greenhouse gas emission reduction plans. Much of what is found in ...
  • 23 Jun 2016 |

    Climate Action Plan 2050: Negotiating a path to decarbonisation

    23 Jun 2016 (All day) Even before the Paris Agreement laid out international climate commitments, Germany had set its own ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2050. But emissions from the power and transport sector are failing to fall fast ...
  • 10 Mar 2019 |

    Students demand climate action with “Fridays for Future” school strikes

    10 Mar 2019, 15:22 Students around the world are walking out of school on Fridays to demand faster action on climate change. The protests were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who began skipping school last August. In Germany, ...
  • 20 Nov 2019 |

    Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets

    20 Nov 2019, 13:48 This factsheet provides an overview of Germany's greenhouse gas emissions and the government's energy transition targets. [UPDATE adds 2019 Europe Sustainable Development Report] Climate & CO2 Kerstine Appunn Julian ...
  • 12 Nov 2019 |

    Spelling out the coal phase-out- Germany’s exit law draft

    12 Nov 2019, 16:59 Germany plans to phase out coal-fired power generation by 2038 at the latest, and the government has now prepared a draft law detailing an exit plan. The document stipulates auctions for operators of hard coal plants to take capacity ...
  • Facts on German state elections and the energy transition in Hesse

    29 Oct 2018, 08:30 The central German state of Hesse has been a latecomer in terms of the country's energy transition, the Energiewende, but has gained ground by swiftly expanding renewables in recent years. The state that is a European ...
  • Germany's Climate Action Law

    29 Nov 2019, 11:20 Following the adoption by the federal parliament, the council of state governments (Bundesrat) cleared the last hurdle and greenlit Germany's first-ever Climate Action Law on 29 November, about two months after the coalition of ...
  • 21 Mar 2019 |

    Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050

    21 Mar 2019 Just in time for the international climate summit COP22 in Marrakesh and after months of dispute, Germany’s government agreed on a basic framework for largely decarbonising its economy to reach 2050 climate goals. It includes target corridors ...
  • 09 Sep 2016 |

    Germany’s trimmed-down Climate Action Plan

    09 Sep 2016 (All day) After months of deliberation, the German environment ministry has presented a trimmed-down Climate Action Plan 2050 for consultation with other ministries. The plan has been presented as crucial for Germany to achieve its ambitious ...
  • Germany’s planned carbon pricing system for transport and buildings

    24 Oct 2019, 13:35 The German government has decided to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions in the transport and building sectors as a key instrument to help reach its climate targets. The cabinet adopted the first draft of a national law for a ...
  • National climate measures and European emission trading: Assessing the ‘waterbed effect’

    04 Apr 2019, 12:40 When countries like the Netherlands, the UK or Germany attempt to lower greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation and industry, they are regularly faced with the same criticism: Saving emissions that are covered by the ...
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  • 18 Mar 2019 |

    #GETJO Keynote teaser: Business innovation, the energy transition & journalism

    18 Mar 2019, 14:00 Christian de Boisredon Business International "Journalists can play a vital role in highlighting innovative business change-makers across borders, and exploring solutions that reconcile ecology and the economy." Ahead of CLEW& ...
  • Climate Change” or “Climate Crisis” – What’s the right lingo?

    19 Sep 2019, 14:09 Nick Reimer Climate & CO2 Society International Are semantics the reason we're losing the battle against global warming? Some English-language media, such as the British daily newspaper The Guardian, have recently revised their ...
  • CLEW works on fixes to climate reporting at journalism festival

    20 Apr 2018, 15:22 m.otwinowski Climate & CO2 International One hour to generate a comprehensive roadmap of solutions to major challenges in climate change reporting together with over 40 international journalists? Clean Energy Wire accepted the ...
  • Find a Trojan horse to get the climate crisis in the news

    12 Jul 2019, 16:54 Richard Thomas Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Dr. Richard Thomas is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism at Swansea University in the UK. Thomas has conducted research on the connection between the news reporting of economic growth ...
  • Climate Service Center Germany

    The Climate Service Center Germany provides advisory services based on sound scientific knowledge for decision makers in Germany  in order to support government, administration and business in their efforts to adapt to climate change. www.climate-service ...
  • Climate-Alliance Germany

    Climate-Alliance Germany is a network of 115 organisations including environmental groups, development groups, churches, trade unions and consumer associations. Their objective is to shape the political framework needed to reduce Germany's greenhouse ...
  • PIK- The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    PIK addresses crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development. Researchers from the natural and social sciences work together to generate interdisciplinary insights and to provide society with sound ...
  • Prof. Dr. Mojib Latif

    Mojib Latif is Head of the Research Division Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics and Head of the Research Unit Marine Meteorology at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. He was a contributing author to the IPCC reports 2001 and 2007 and ...
  • adelphi

    Berlin-based adelphi is an independent think tank and public policy consultancy specialised on climate, environment and development. Founded in 2001, the 180-strong staff provides interdisciplinary research, strategic policy analysis and advice, and ...
  • DWD- Germany's National Meteorological Service

    Germany's National Meteorological Service, the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) is a public institution responsible for providing meteorological services for the general public or for industrial customers and users. They also issue weather forecasts and ...
  • CLOSED: Go collaborate! Grant for energy & climate journalism

    09 Oct 2017 Bonn PLEASE NOTE: Winners will be notified by 09 October, and all other applicants shortly thereafter. A cross-border perspective is key to reporting on the global energy transition. Clean Energy Wire CLEW is offering three grants for the most ...
  • India & Germany: Joint transition to a low-carbon energy system?

    27 Sep- 03 Oct 2015 Freiburg Ahead of the visit of Chancellor Merkel to India on 5/6 October, the study visit for Indian journalists will look at the record of German energy and climate policy. What can be learnt from Germany for the massive transition of ...
  • 17 Jan 2019 |

    The German Climate Change Act – a new legal framework for the Energiewende pioneer?

    17 Jan 2019 Berlin PRESS BRIEFING on 17 January- An extreme drought in the summer 2018, a heated controversy over the pace of a coal phase-out, the Dieselgate scandal and a continuous failure to meet its self-declared emission targets – this cocktail of ...
  • Research Tour: The new EU Commission’s climate drive: What does it mean for member countries?

    02- 04 Dec 2019 Brussels Climate action has soared to the top of the agenda in many countries as millions of mostly young people have taken to the streets. In December, a new European Commission will take office in Brussels, and president-elect Ursula von ...
  • Saertex GmbH & Co. KG: supplying the wind energy industry

    Family-owned company Saertex is the global leader in manufacturing multiaxial fabrics (non crimp fabrics) and core materials for fibre-reinforced composites, used for building wind turbines, among other things. With over 300 million euros in annual sales, ...
  • Electric mobility, CO2 limits, Dieselgate: The big challenge for German automotive suppliers

    Magna Powertrain/GETRAG is a supplier of transmission systems for passenger cars and light-duty utility vehicles, based in Untergruppenbach- 45 kilometers north of Stuttgart. Magna Powertrain/GETRAG has around 14,200 employees in 20 sites around the world ...
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    Language English We organise tours, meetings and online events to help you with on-the-spot reporting of the energy transition. Research Tour 02- 04 Dec 2019 Research Tour: The new EU Commission’s climate drive: What does it mean for member countries? ...
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    Austria Climate & CO2 US American Bob is an American freelance journalist based in Vienna. His work appears in InsideClimate News, Deutsche Welle, Pacific Standard. He mostly covers climate and the environment, writing about biodiversity, forests, ...
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