Germany to cut its emissions by 40 percent

To Reuters, ” Germany will stick to a more ambitious goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2020 even though the U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen fell short of expectations, a government adviser said on Monday. “

Details of how the country will achieve such drastic cuts still remain to be defined. But like the United Kingdom and Norway I believe Germany can do it thanks to its expertise in renewable energies and efficiency.

I would like to see France increase its climate change mitigation efforts. The Grenelle is a good move but there is still plenty to do in terms of energy efficiency and low carbon alternatives.

In any case, this is another good news that make me think that we can reach a meaningful agreement on climate change in Mexico in November as the European Union increases its efforts.


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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  1. John says:

    I support Germany in cutting it’s emissions and I am confident that they will succeed. Other countries should follow as well.

  1. Wednesday, September 29, 2010

    […] also plans to invest massively in energy efficiency and smart grids. It is planning to cut its greenhouse gases emissions by 40 percent by 2020 compared to 1990 […]

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