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Climate | Energy

Emission trajectories

As a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Germany is required to elaborate annual emission inventories, including for fluorinated greenhouse gases. read more

News on Climate | Energy

Climate commitments need to be more ambitious and tangible

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Parties to the Paris Agreement are updating their plans for climate action. Less than half of the countries analysed as part of a project funded by the German Environment Agency are increasing their ambition. Many are lacking a clear plan for implementation. This is the result of a new methodology, which analyses 20 recently submitted Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). read more

Climate | Energy

Climate change and energy law

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Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing mankind. Climate change and energy law is a key instrument for coping with this challenge. It aims to balance climate change mitigation with a reliable and needs-oriented system of energy supply. Relevant legislation is reflected in law at international and EU level, and at German federal and state (Land) level. read more

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Climate action: how to reduce emissions even before 2020

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The international community resolved to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius. The mitigation activities proposed by the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will not be enough to achieve that goal. An UBA report shows how the gap can be narrowed even before 2020, for example with more efficient electrical appliances and through renewable energy support. read more

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