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Germany reduced its GHG emissions by 6.3% in 2019

21 Aug 2020

According to the German government, Germany emitted 35.7% less greenhouse gases (GHG) in 2019 than in 1990, compared with a reduction of 32% in 2018 and 27.5% in 2017. GHG emissions in 2019 thus fell by almost 54 MtCO2eq (-6.3%) in 2019 to around 805 MtCO2eq. The country targets a 40% reduction in GHG emissions by 2020 compared to 1990 levels.

In June 2020, the German government has adopted the final version of its national energy and climate plan (NECP). According to the plan, Germany intends to reduce GHG emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990, to cut primary energy consumption by 30% by 2030 compared to 2008 and to increase the share of renewables in gross final energy consumption to 30% by 2030.

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