Germany

Law to introduce a federal climate protection law and to change further regulations ("Bundesklimaschutzgesetz” or “KSG")

Legislative
Act; Law
Mitigation Framework
Passed in 2019
The purpose of this law is to ensure that national climate protection targets are met and European targets are met. It is also intended to support Germany's commitment at the UN climate summit in New York on September 23, 2019 to pursue greenhouse gas neutrality as a long-term goal by 2050. It was adopted after the federal Government submitted its climate program to 2030.

The law notably introduces a national carbon tax, set at 25 euros per tonne of CO2 from 2021.

Documents
  • CO2 equivalent emissions of the energy industry at 175Mt by 2030
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
  • Emission from industry at 140 Mt of CO2-eq by 2030
    Industry | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
  • Emissions from buildings at 70 Mt of CO2-eq by 2030
    Buildings | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
  • Emissions from transportation at 95 Mt of CO2-eq by 2030
    Transportation | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
  • Emissions from agriculture at 68 Mt of CO2-eq by 2030
    Agriculture | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
  • Emissions from waste to 5 Mt of Co2-eq by 2030
    Waste | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
Related litigation cases
  • Neubauer, et al. v. Germany

    Opened in 2020 Case filed

    In February 2020, a group of German youth filed a legal challenge to Germany's Federal Climate Protection Act (“Bundesklimaschutzgesetz” or “KSG”), arguing that the KSG's target of reducing GHGs 55% by 2030 from 1990 levels was insufficient. The complainants further allege that the KSG therefore ...

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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