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  • 20 Sep 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 20 Sep 2019, 10:00 Chancellor Angela Merkel's so-called "climate cabinet" is racing to put together the bedrock for climate action legislation by 20 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 20 Sep 2019 |

    German government reaches agreement on climate strategy, CO2 pricing

    20 Sep 2019, 12:18 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. After long overnight talks, Chancellor Angela Merkels ...
  • 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 ...
  • 20 Sep 2019 |

    Reactions to government agreement on climate strategy, CO2 pricing

    20 Sep 2019, 15:41 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. [This ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • “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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 18 Sep 2019 |

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

    18 Sep 2019, 17:34 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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) ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • “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 & ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • “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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • “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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ”, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 & ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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,  ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 | ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • “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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • “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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • “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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • '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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • “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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 16 Jul 2019 |

    Threatened Siemens site in mining region to become hub for hydrogen research

    16 Jul 2019, 13:08 Siemens is planning a hydrogen research laboratory and innovation campus in the east German city of Görlitz, where the company’s turbine plant was previously due to be shut down. Chancellor Angela Merkel called the plans a “milestone” ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 14 Jun 2019 |

    Spike in offsetting flight emissions with German non-profit atmosfair

    14 Jun 2019, 13:16 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport Tagesspiegel Berlin-based carbon-offsetting non-profit organisation atmosfair has increased its revenues by more than 40 percent in 2018 ...
  • Government support for German energy research increases slightly in 2018

    29 May 2019, 12:15 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 22 May 2019 |

    Moorland restoration could play much bigger role in German emmissions reduction

    22 May 2019, 13:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Agriculture Spiegel Online Drained moorland is considered a major climate issue in agriculture which causes at least as much CO₂ emissions as ...
  • 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 ...
  • Energy researchers spell out four reasons for slow emissions reduction in Germany

    14 May 2019, 13:30 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Energiewende The rapid expansion of renewable power sources in Germany has not been matched by a parallel drop in carbon emissions and energy ...
  • 07 May 2019 |

    Regulatory reform needed to reach 2030 renewables expansion goal – Renewable Energy Federation

    07 May 2019, 12:30 Expert BEE- German Renewable Energy Federation Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energien Business & Jobs Citizens' energy Electricity market Renewables Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate ...
  • Need to take into account citizens’ wishes and concerns for climate action in transport – acatech

    07 May 2019, 12:34 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport Cars Clean Energy Wire An increasing number of Germans say they have major worries about climate change (61 percent in 2019 compared to ...
  • Government advisors give low marks for German energy transition progress

    06 Jun 2019, 17:11 Germany continues to be off track regarding many of its energy and climate targets according to the economy ministry’s  latest progress report on the energy transition. In an accompanying opinion, government advisors lament that the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 27 Mar 2019 |

    Germany edges closer to 2020 renewables target

    27 Mar 2019, 12:24 Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt Climate & CO2 Citizens' energy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Renewables Federal Environment Agency (UBA) The ...
  • 04 Apr 2019 |

    Germany’s emission drop 2018 even larger – environment agency corrects figures

    04 Apr 2019, 14:37 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Climate & CO2 Agriculture Clean Energy Wire Germany reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 4.5 percent between 2017 and 2018, according to corrected estimates ...
  • 16 May 2019 |

    Merkel puts contentious CCS technology back on German agenda

    16 May 2019, 16:50 Chancellor Angela Merkel has put carbon capture and storage (CCS) back on the table, saying the controversial technology was crucial for Germany to reach climate neutrality by mid-century. CCS has been met with a lot of public mistrust ...
  • Wide alliance calls for general speed limit on German autobahn for safety and climate

    12 Apr 2019, 13:45 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport Cars Clean Energy Wire A broad alliance of environmental NGOs, police unions and traffic accident victim organisations has called for ...
  • 20 May 2019 |

    Markets still bet Paris Agreement will not be honoured, German finance researcher says

    20 May 2019, 16:29 Financial markets are excellent processors of information- and they currently don't seem to expect that the global economy will be geared towards respecting the Paris Climate Agreement 's goals and give up fossil fuel ...
  • 03 Apr 2019 |

    Eastern German coal states refuse to pay for coal exit measures

    03 Apr 2019, 12:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Climate & CO2 MDR Germany’s eastern coal mining states have told the government that they do not intend to contribute to the financial liabilities ...
  • 02 Apr 2019 |

    Most German insurers not really interested in sustainability reporting – study

    02 Apr 2019, 14:05 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Climate & CO2 Finance Clean Energy Wire The majority of German insurance companies do not regard sustainability reporting on their business activities as worthwhile ...
  • 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 ...
  • 04 Apr 2019 |

    Germany sees largest emissions drop since 2009 recession

    04 Apr 2019, 15:12 Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 4.5 percent in 2018 as warm weather and higher prices dampened the use of climate-damaging fossil fuels. The government called the largest drop since the 2009 recession the “first notable ...
  • 19 Mar 2019 |

    Germany’s environment minister Schulze reiterates call for carbon price

    19 Mar 2019, 13:51 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Tagesspiegel German environment minister Svenja Schulze has renewed her call for a price on CO2 emissions, arguing it would be one of ...
  • 25 Mar 2019 |

    Germany’s emissions remain high as sector coupling potential stays untapped

    25 Mar 2019, 13:43 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Policy Clean Energy Wire Germany is failing to take advantage of the huge potential of the “rigorous electrification” of transport and heating to ...
  • 12 Mar 2019 |

    Researchers back “Fridays for Future” protests, global school strike planned for Friday

    12 Mar 2019, 14:06 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Climate & CO2 Society dpa / Tagesspiegel / Clean Energy Wire Students are expected to walk out of school in more than 1,000 cities around the world on Friday, as ...
  • 19 Feb 2019 |

    NGOs, RWE and regions argue over which coal plants to shut down first

    19 Feb 2019, 13:33 Expert BUND- Friends of the Earth Germany Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert Greenpeace Germany Greenpeace Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert RWE AG Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG ...
  • Germany’s climate cabinet ready to discuss introduction of carbon price

    10 Apr 2019, 13:46 Germany's so-called climate cabinet- a round of ministers with key responsibilities touching climate issues- has decided to discuss options for a carbon price at its first meeting in Berlin today. Environment minister Svenja ...
  • 19 Mar 2019 |

    Germany’s coal phase-out goal “seems completely unrealistic” – JP Morgan

    19 Mar 2019, 14:11 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Coal Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire The growth in Germany’s renewable electricity output triggered by the country’s energy transition policy is “quite an ...
  • 22 Jan 2019 |

    Thyssenkrupp to switch to hydrogen-based steel production by 2050

    22 Jan 2019, 13:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Technology Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets Handelsblatt German steelmaker Thyssenkrupp plans to ...
  • Germany’s AfD among most hardline climate sceptics of all European right-wing parties – study

    26 Feb 2019, 14:20 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Politics Society Clean Energy Wire The German far-right nationalist party AfD is among the most climate-sceptical of European populist parties, ...
  • Merkel summons transport commission leaders to ensure progress on climate goals

    14 Mar 2019, 13:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cars Government Süddeutsche Zeitung / Handelsblatt Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel summoned the leaders of the country’s transport commission ...
  • 12 Mar 2019 |

    Debate on curbing aviation emissions gains traction in Germany

    12 Mar 2019, 14:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Transport Tagesspiegel The growing level of emissions caused by air travel has started to move into the debate about Germany’s climate action, ...
  • 22 Jan 2019 |

    Action needed to cut transport sector emissions – environment agency president

    22 Jan 2019, 13:14 Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt Climate & CO2 Citizens' energy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Transport Germany’s ...
  • 09 Nov 2016 |

    Coal exit dispute delays Germany’s Climate Action Plan

    09 Nov 2016 Disagreements over the future of coal in Germany have blocked adoption of a long-awaited government roadmap for making the country almost greenhouse gas neutral by 2050. In a surprise move capping several days of uncertainty about the fate of ...
  • 07 Mar 2019 |

    Aviation emissions under scrutiny at Germany’s largest tourism fair ITB

    07 Mar 2019, 13:34 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Freight dpa / airliners.de The emissions caused by the growing volume of global air travel are a problem that needs to be addressed more ...
  • 20 Feb 2019 |

    German school protests will focus on transport emissions on global strike day in March

    20 Feb 2019, 13:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Climate & CO2 Society Washington Post Tens of thousands of teenagers across Europe have skipped school since the beginning of the year, joining protests ...
  • Right climate policy can reconcile yellow vests and Fridays For Future – French and German advisors

    16 Jul 2019, 13:11 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Cost & Prices International Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Clean Energy Wire With European cooperation and an “appropriate design” of climate policy, the ...
  • Right-wing climate change deniers shun taking responsibility – opinion

    04 Mar 2019, 13:18 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Climate & CO2 Politics Society Tagesspiegel As the political debate over immigration in Germany is becoming less heated in line with the decreasing number of migrants ...
  • German industry says protecting climate can benefit economy

    18 Jan 2018 German industry believes the world’s fourth largest economy can boost its status as a manufacturing powerhouse by protecting the climate. Reducing emissions by 80 percent by 2050 is good for the economy under the right policy framework even if ...
  • 31 Jan 2019 |

    Air pollution in German cities decreases slightly in 2018

    31 Jan 2019, 13:27 Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt Climate & CO2 Citizens' energy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Cars One year after German ...
  • 09 Jan 2019 |

    Forest fire insurance costs soar at Munich Re

    09 Jan 2019, 12:21 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Finance Reuters Forest fires are becoming increasingly likely because of climate change and are bound to cost insurers more ...
  • 05 Feb 2019 |

    German Greens' leader in parliament says Macron set bad policy example

    05 Feb 2019, 13:30 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Transport Fear of public backlash and complexity hold back German CO2 price Working paper by Germany’s clean mobility commission sparks public ...
  • Blog: Germany pushes for joint global energy transition

    10 Apr 2019, 13:44 German ministers, high-level policymakers, as well as representatives from industry, science and civil society gather at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue on 9-10 April 2019 to discuss the progress of a global energy transition. ...
  • 25 Feb 2019 |

    German Court of Auditors calls on govt to “seriously consider” carbon price

    25 Feb 2019, 14:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Policy New German energy state secretary takes carbon price off table for now Putting a price on emissions: What are the prospects for carbon ...
  • Climate strikes in Germany spark debate over impact, students' commitment

    18 Mar 2019, 14:30 In the days after tens of thousands of students protested across Germany for more action on climate change, reactions poured in from across the political spectrum. Some conservative politicians argue students should not miss school, and ...
  • 18 Feb 2019 |

    Postponement of buildings commission irks German real estate industry

    18 Feb 2019, 13:50 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Efficiency Germany to face EU sanctions if it does not lower heating sector emissions Clean Energy Wire / dpa / ...
  • 04 Feb 2019 |

    Germany to face EU sanctions if it does not lower heating sector emissions

    04 Feb 2019, 14:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Efficiency Die Welt The sluggish emissions reduction in Germany’s heating sector could mean the country will face severe ...
  • 11 Feb 2019 |

    Coal exit compromise brings uncertainty for Germany’s most modern coal plant

    11 Feb 2019, 14:05 Expert Uniper SE Uniper SE Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Climate & CO2 Europe's largest economy aims to exit coal to reach climate goals German ...
  • Franco-German cooperation treaty does not mention carbon price

    10 Jan 2019, 14:04 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 International Fear of public backlash and complexity hold back German CO2 price Rift between Germany and Brazil stalls work on carbon market – report ...
  • 08 Feb 2019 |

    German mobility commission head says speed limit not best option to curb emissions

    08 Feb 2019, 13:35 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Cars Autobahn speed limit: good for climate and safety, or a useless loss of freedom? NGO triggering diesel bans now eyes ...
  • 01 Feb 2019 |

    Market effects of plan to cancel emission rights during coal exit unclear- media

    01 Feb 2019, 12:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Coal Climate & CO2 German commission proposes coal exit by 2038 German government stands ready to move on coal exit proposal Understanding the European Union’s ...
  • 06 Feb 2019 |

    Merkel backs German coal exit by 2038

    06 Feb 2019, 13:41 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Climate & CO2 Europe's largest economy aims to exit coal to reach climate goals German commission proposes coal exit by 2038 ...
  • 15 Jan 2019 |

    Drought and new car emissions test dampen German GDP growth in 2018 – ministry

    15 Jan 2019, 11:59 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Expert Destatis Federal Statistical Office- Statistisches Bundesamt ...
  • Rift between Germany and Brazil stalls work on carbon market – report

    10 Jan 2019, 14:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 International Fear of public backlash and complexity hold back German CO2 price Germany stays out of call for stronger carbon pricing in EU ...
  • Merkel encourages school strikes for climate, upsetting her own party

    04 Mar 2019, 12:01 The school student protests for rapid climate action make headlines in Germany as well as in other countries, putting pressure on politicians to take a stance. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said this weekend she “strongly welcomes” ...
  • 27 Sep 2018 |

    Call for open debate on CCU and CCS to save industry emissions

    27 Sep 2018, 13:57 Germany needs to have a rational and open public discussion about carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) and storage (CCS) as ways to avoid releasing climate-harmful emissions from industry into the environment. A position paper by the ...
  • 08 Sep 2016 |

    Ministry avoids concrete targets in weakened Climate Action Plan

    08 Sep 2016 (All day) Environmental organisations have responded to a government proposal to decarbonise the economy with outrage. They say the Climate Action Plan 2050 will fall well short of meeting climate targets, and accuse the environment ministry ...
  • 06 Dec 2018 |

    Mixed prospects for success of Germany’s sustainability strategy, report says

    06 Dec 2018, 14:12 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Politics Federal Statistical Office The German sustainability strategy has mixed prospects for fulfilling its 2030 goals in many ...
  • Europe must find answer to China's economic strategy – former env min

    14 Jan 2019, 13:37 Expert Green Party Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 International Global move to renewables may reduce energy ...
  • 2018 may be warmest, driest year in Germany on record – weather service

    04 Dec 2018, 15:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 International Germany's National Meteorological Service (DWD) 2018 could be Germany’s warmest, driest and sunniest year ...
  • 29 Nov 2018 |

    Material producer makes sports field from carbon dioxide

    29 Nov 2018, 16:32 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Technology Rheinische Post German polymer producer Covestro has developed a new CO2-based foam material that can be used as ...
  • Climate Chancellor” Merkel has failed – opinion

    30 Nov 2018, 15:07 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Politics Government WirtschaftsWoche German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government have failed on climate protection ...
  • Germany’s diesel strategy pointless from a climate perspective

    29 Nov 2018, 15:54 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Cars Politics Spiegel Online The rise in emissions from passenger cars in Germany shows that “the diesel strategy has been ...
  • German climate law put off as disagreements weigh on governing coalition

    18 Feb 2019, 13:24 A dispute over what is supposed to be its most important climate policy is adding to the woes of Germany’s governing coalition. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU alliance and their centre-left coalition partner SPD are ...
  • 10 Dec 2018 |

    Two German brands in top ten of least damaging airlines

    10 Dec 2018, 14:03 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Transport Clean Energy Wire German airlines TUIfly and Condor are among the ten least climate-damaging aviation companies in the ...
  • 13 Dec 2018 |

    Germany invests in zero-emission shipping research

    13 Dec 2018, 14:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Transport Clean Energy Wire The German government has set aside 45 million euros for research in zero-emission ship engines to ...
  • 10 Dec 2018 |

    Germany cashes in on emissions allowances as ETS price rises

    10 Dec 2018, 14:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Finance Focus Online The trade in emissions certificates has brought Germany more money than ever in one year in 2018, the news ...
  • 09 Jan 2019 |

    Preview2019- German govt must act on environment to retain votes, says WWF

    09 Jan 2019, 10:45 Energy and climate policy has played a notable role in recent elections in Germany, where public opinion is split over the course of the country's coal exit and diesel emissions in inner cities, says Michael Schäfer, head of ...
  • 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 (All day) 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 national climate and energy policy is a central challenge for Germany to make sure that its emissions reduction and renewables expansion plans are properly funded. The country of the Energiewende ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 Sep 2019 |

    Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets

    10 Sep 2019, 14:48 This factsheet provides an overview of Germany's greenhouse gas emissions and the government's energy transition targets. [UPDATE: adds emissions projections data from 2019 report under heading Closing the "climate gap ...
  • Germany's Climate Action Law takes shape

    28 May 2019, 14:20 Germany's environment ministry wants to enshrine the country's climate targets in a new comprehensive Climate Action Law. A first draft was sent to the chancellery for early coordination in February 2019, and was met with ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 02 Aug 2019 |

    A reporter’s “aha” moment: how business and the energy transition go together

    02 Aug 2019, 14:18 Rose-Anne Clermont Mwelwa Musonko Climate & CO2 Business A next in the series of Mwelwa Musonko's illustrations for CLEW: the comic book artist and founder of Foresight Comics depicts a journalist's "aha" moment ...
  • 07 Jun 2019 |

    Finding the real story and not being “green behind the ears”- new illustration by Mwelwa Musonko

    07 Jun 2019, 16:10 Rose-Anne Clermont Mwelwa Musonko Climate & CO2 Business While eco-friendly innovations and products are tempting to report on, journalists and editors at CLEW's Global Energy Transition Journalism conference earlier this year ...
  • Climate change is unfolding before us, but journalism is not telling the full story”

    17 May 2019, 13:00 Michael Holder Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels Business Journalists need to be less reactive and report on the issues relevant in the future when covering climate issues and the energy transition, which could also help companies avoid ...
  • 26 Apr 2019 |

    Leslie Wayne: “Dumb questions can end up being the smartest of all.”

    26 Apr 2019, 11:55 Rose-Anne Clermont Climate & CO2 Business Leslie Wayne is a former business reporter at The New York Times and has taught at New York University and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She also worked for the International ...
  • 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 ...
  • Alfred Wegener Institute

    The Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) is a Helmholtz centre for polar and marine research and works mostly in the cold and temperate regions of the world. Seeing that the planet is experiencing radical climate change, AWI scientists are participating in ...
  • Sabine Minninger

    Sabine Minninger is a policy advisor on climate change with the German Protestant aid agency Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World), dealing with global warming and development issues. Since 2008 she has been following the UNFCCC process together with ...
  • IÖW- Institute for Ecological Economy Research

    The IÖW is a scientific institute in the field of practice-oriented sustainability research. It devises strategies and approaches for viable, long-term economic activity – for an economy which enables a good life and preserves natural resources. http:/ ...
  • Germanwatch

    Since 1991, Germanwatch has been engaged in global equity and the preservation of livelihoods under the motto “Observing, Analysing, Acting”. Germanwatch believes the political and globalised market structures of the North, as well as their resource ...
  • Greenpeace Germany

    Greenpeace Germany was established in 1980 and has more than 580,000 members (2.8 million members worldwide). The group has always been a vocal promoter of the nuclear shut-down in Germany and currently (July 2014) lobbies for a coal phase-out, to be ...
  • NABU- Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union

    This environment group has over 520,000 members and sponsors. Since its start in 1899, it has been committed to  the protection of threatened species and habitats, climate protection and energy policy. The NABU promotes in general renewables like wind ...
  • BUND- Friends of the Earth Germany

    BUND is a grassroots NGO with more than 480,000 members and supporters. It was founded in 1975 to promote nature conservation and protect the environment. BUND gets involved in policy making processes on environment issues, climate, transport, chemicals ...
  • 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 ...
  • 16 Jun 2019 |

    Germany: How Europe's biggest economy quits coal

    16- 19 Jun 2019 Cologne Clean Energy Wire is inviting journalists from Southeast Asia to take a closer look at the German coal exit. On a four-day study tour in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) – Germany's most populous state and home to energy company ...
  • 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 16- 18 Sep 2019 APPLY NOW: Steel, cement, chemicals: How industry heavyweights aim to become climate friendly ...
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    Turkey Climate & CO2 Turkish Taylan works for the Sözcü daily newspaper. ...
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    Yemen Climate & CO2 Yemenite Sahar has written for Yemen Science and Scientific Arab. ...
  • Berwyn

    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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    Ukraine Climate & CO2 Politics International Ukrainian ...
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    Turkey Climate & CO2 Renewables Turkish Ebru works for Anadolu Agency. ...
  • Budhathoki

    Nepal Climate & CO2 Business Politics Nepalese Arun is a freelance journalist who has been published in The Diplomat, The Guardian, TRT World. ...
  • Mguni

    Botswana Climate & CO2 Agriculture Zimbabwean Mbongeni is staff correspondent at Mmegi. Among other topics, he covers food and water security and energy issues. ...
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