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Climate Change-Related Heat, Drought, and Flooding Are Creating Extensive Loss and Damage in Many Regions of Germany
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Climate Change-Related Heat, Drought, and Flooding Are Creating Extensive Loss and Damage in Many Regions of Germany

Germany is experiencing a major impact from climate change at all levels of its economy and society resulting in considerable loss and damage. This year drought has intensified and has been classified as severe, as shown in the image below of the UFZ (Helmholtz – Zentrum für Umweltforshung) monitor, which shows the state of soil...

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Sparked an Energy Security Crisis in Germany
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Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Sparked an Energy Security Crisis in Germany

One of the most significant events in Germany’s overall emissions this year was the invasion of Russia into Ukraine.Not only did this event disclose Germany’s major dependency on the Russian energy supply, but it also triggered a still ongoing debate on military rearmament and cooperation and long-term partnerships with controversial countries. Countries, that before were...

Germany: Climate Progress Indicators
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Germany: Climate Progress Indicators

Increases in overall energy sector emissions, industrial and transport sector emissions (annual statistics); increases in monthly purchases of hybrid vehicles; decline in gross share of renewable energy within gross electricity consumption; and no change in the prices of CO2 for transport and buildings.Energy Sector: 12.4 % increase from 2020 to 2021 Emissions More coal was...

72% of Germany’s Youth Rate Environmental Destruction and Pollution as Their Top Fear
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72% of Germany’s Youth Rate Environmental Destruction and Pollution as Their Top Fear

Science today proves that children bear the greatest burden of climate change. Frustration, anger, and hopelessness were mainly characterizing the world’s young nation until the day in 2018 when one young Swedish girl decided to sit down in front of her parliament, demanding a change and the politicians’ attention to the voice of youth. In...

Germany: Climate Progress Report
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Germany: Climate Progress Report

Germany is aiming to reduce GHG emissions by at least 65 % by 2030 compared to 1990 emission levels. CO2 neutrality is to be achieved by 2045, followed by net-zero emissions by 2050.The Overall Amount of GHG emissions Germany’s overall GHG emissions are to be reduced by at least 65% by 2030 (excl land-use, land...

Climate Justice in Germany
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Climate Justice in Germany

HIGHLIGHTS Exposure of Coastal Regions to Rising Sea Levels Floods Affecting At-Risk Populations in Western Germany The Need to Pay Better Attention to the Climate Views of Youth   NARRATIVE Climate change is one of the greatest ethical and political challenges of our time. The impacts of a dramatically warming climate threaten the livelihood of...

Germany: The 2021 Climate Year in Review
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Germany: The 2021 Climate Year in Review

HIGHLIGHTS Amendment of Federal Climate Protection Act (June, 2021) Emission Trading Law and CO2 Pricing Elections September 2021: New Regime Coalition Deal Climate Protection Plan 2050   NARRATIVE Amendment of Federal Climate Protection Act June 2021 In respect to national climate reduction measures, the amendment of the Climate Protection Act 2019 (KSG) responds to the...

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