Climate action Green federal securities
Climate action is a priority. To boost sustainability in financial markets too, the German government is issuing Green German Federal Securities. This will inject momentum into the sustainable bond market as a whole.
Climate action Climate action publications
All the Finance Ministry’s publications relating to climate action, including a link to the German government’s Sustainable Development Strategy.
Climate action FAQs: Climate Action Programme 2030
Germany has made both national and international commitments to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by more than half by 2030, compared with 1990 levels. To this end, the German government has launched a comprehensive climate package. What are its key elements? How does carbon pricing work? And how much will all of this cost? Here are the answers to these and other important questions.
Climate action Climate action for everyone
We make climate action possible. That’s especially important today, more than ever. To ensure that the shift to a climate-friendly future is affordable for everyone, the German government is granting people relief in other areas.
Public finances Immediate climate action programme for 2022
Germany adopted major new climate legislation in June 2021 that sets higher national emissions reduction targets for 2030 (at least 65%) and 2040 (at least 88%), with the goal of achieving net greenhouse gas neutrality by 2045. In addition, a new €8bn “immediate climate action programme” for 2022 will finance further measures to achieve the new climate targets.
The Energy Duty Act (Energiesteuergesetz) sets out the legal provisions for the duty charged on various forms of energy in Germany. The Act implements the EU Council Directive on the taxation of energy products and electricity (Council Directive 2003/96/EC).
The Electricity Duty Act (Stromsteuergesetz) sets out the legal provisions on the duty charged on electricity in Germany. The Act was introduced as part of the Ecological Tax Reform, which was initiated in 1999.