Opening balance of climate protection: Europe in Habeck’s plans

On Tuesday, Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck took a look in the rear-view mirror “perhaps for the last time,” as he himself put it. At the presentation of the opening balance sheet of climate protection, he outlined the current backlog in efforts to reduce emissions in energy supply, industry, the building sector, and transport. Between 2010 and 2020, CO2 emissions had dropped by 15 million tons a year. This is not enough, after all, a reduction of 36 to 41 million metric tons per year is needed by 2030 to achieve the climate protection targets, Habeck said.

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