14.11.2016 | Minutes and reports | Climate

Climate Action Plan 2050

Principles and goals of the German government's climate policy

In their coalition agreement of 2013, the CDU, CSU and SPD agreed that "In the light of the European targets and the outcomes of the 2015 Climate Change Conference in Paris, in Germany we want to define an emissions reduction pathway with a final target of 80 to 95 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 by 2050. We will augment this target with concrete measures, drawn up through a broad dialogue (Climate Action Plan)." In drafting the Climate Action Plan 2050, the German government considered this catalogue alongside the findings of scientific reports and scenarios in the light of the Paris Agreement. The German cabinet adopted the Climate Action Plan 2050 in November 2016.