Category: Germany News Brief and Action Alert

Government Bailout Package Does Not Go Far Enough to Support the De-Carbonization of German Industries
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Government Bailout Package Does Not Go Far Enough to Support the De-Carbonization of German Industries

Germany is often seen as the engine of Europe in the context of industry, its rising economy, and international exports. But Germany has not been unaffected by the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Kiel Institute for World Economy remarked that the first two quarters of 2020 show the smallest amount of industrial production in decades. It is...

The Concentration of Monocultures Limits Biodiversity in Germany
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The Concentration of Monocultures Limits Biodiversity in Germany

Wildlife loss, the growth of monocultures, mechanized agricultural, and livestock “factory farming” is increasing the risk of pathogen spillover, disrupting life-sustaining ecosystem services, and contributing to GHG emissions. This post is an assessment of land cover change in the top greenhouse gas emitting countries, with an eye on how natural, wild areas support species diversity and at...

Germany’s Initial COVID-19 Stimulus Package Leaves Out Climate Issues
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Germany’s Initial COVID-19 Stimulus Package Leaves Out Climate Issues

Just as it has in 200 other countries, the coronavirus has led to an essential halt to everyday life in Germany. Education facilities moved online, businesses closed, and people are experiencing different ways of doing things. Germany also has demonstrated its capability to implement strong new measures and policies in response to the pandemic. For...

Germany Decides on Final Climate Protection Law
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Germany Decides on Final Climate Protection Law

In November 2019, the German federal government passed the new “Klimapaket” (Climate Packet) to immediately take action to achieve the initial pledges made in the Paris Agreement. Long discussions and revisions have taken place internally among parties and in parliament to reach to the final document of the “Klimaschutzgesetz”, which is the official agreement to...

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