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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...

The Reliability of German Climate Data Varies by State and Only Gets Published on an Annual Basis
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The Reliability of German Climate Data Varies by State and Only Gets Published on an Annual Basis

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Germany Country Manager Zahi Badra   Best Organizational Source: Federal Environmental Agency (UBA)In Germany, access to official data on emissions is relatively simple and easy. The federal environmental agency (UBA) publishes yearly reports in both English and German, including emissions divided by categories – by gas, by sector,...

Germany Has Seen the Deadliest Floods in Decades
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Germany Has Seen the Deadliest Floods in Decades

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Germany Country Manager Zahi BadraThis July, Germany experienced the deadliest floods in decades. Heavy and unexpected rains on Germany’s western borders tragically took the lives of 177 people, disconnected more than 200,000 people from electricity and communication networks for days, and left thousands homeless. This is the worst...

Germany’s Use of Nuclear Power Is Ending Soon
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Germany’s Use of Nuclear Power Is Ending Soon

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Germany Country Manager Zahi Badra In 2020, 12.6% of Germany’s electricity was produced using nuclear energy from seven nuclear power plants. Despite this, the usage of nuclear power in Germany’s energy sector is expected to end by late 2022. Up until the 2000s, Germany was relying on nuclear...

Germany’s Climate Action Plans Set Ambitious Goals but Often Lack Specific Implementation Measures
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Germany’s Climate Action Plans Set Ambitious Goals but Often Lack Specific Implementation Measures

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Germany Country Manager Zahi Badra Germany has detailed action plans published in recent years, paving the path to achieve its reduction goals of 55% (recently updated to 65%) by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050 (recently updated to 2045). These plans contain a package of measures covering almost...

Germany Announces 65% Emissions Reduction by 2030 and Climate Neutrality by 2050
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Germany Announces 65% Emissions Reduction by 2030 and Climate Neutrality by 2050

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Germany Country Manager Zahi Badra Germany Announces 65% Emissions Reduction by 2030 and Climate Neutrality by 2050 The last report of the federal environmental agency (UBA), published in March 2021, shows that by the end of 2020, Germany had reduced 40.8% of its emissions comparing to the 1990...

Berlin Takes a Leading Role in Showing the Way to Climate Neutrality
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Berlin Takes a Leading Role in Showing the Way to Climate Neutrality

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Germany Country Manager Zahi Badra In recent years, many German cities approved new action plans in order to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. Among them is Germany’s largest city and capital, Berlin. As its plan stands in line of well structured, legally binding and research-backed plans of different...

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