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Press release on Climate | Energy

Climate protection: Greenhouse gas emissions down by 2.4 percent in 2007

Overall emissions of greenhouse gases in Germany declined by roughly 24 million tonnes in 2007 as compared to 2006 (minus 2.4 percent). With a total of 981.3 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents emissions are now below the one billion threshold for the first time.  Since 1990 Germany had achieved, by the end of 2007, an overall reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions of 20.4 percent.  These are the results of the short term forecasts carried out by the Federal Environment Agency for 2007 emissions of greenhouse gases.  At first glance it seems that Germany is a mere one tenth of a percentage point short of its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 21 percent compared to 1990 levels. However, a continued decline in emissions can only be expected if the climate protection measures set out by the federal government are consistently implemented. read more

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