Climate protection objectives in Germany cannot be achieved by 2020

If it were up to the coalition agreement between the CDU/CSU and the SPD, then greenhouse gas emissions in Germany should be reduced by at least 40 percent by 2020 in comparison to 1990 levels. For the energy sector (1990 levels: approx. 1,000 million tonnes CO2) this means that the CO2 emissions of approximately 800 million tonnes at the time (2012) would have to be reduced to 600 million tonnes and thus by a further 200 million tonnes within only a few years. The article explains why the climate objectives cannot be achieved.

- To the IWR press release
- Background information on the topics of climate, climate protection and climate change

Released on: 2013-12-09