Climate Action

Cli­mate ac­tion is a pri­or­i­ty

As a leading industrialised economy, Germany has a special responsibility to take effective climate action. For this reason, the German government is pressing forward with its efforts to fight climate change. This is reflected not only in Germany’s Climate Action Programme 2030 but also in the government’s historic stimulus package, which also places a key priority on 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.

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