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Germany to miss 2030 climate goal: experts

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🗞️ Driving the news: Germany is set to miss its 2030 climate goal of reducing emissions by 65% from 1990 levels, according to the Council of Experts on Climate Change
• The panel highlights struggles in decarbonizing sectors such as transport and construction

🔭 The context: Germany aims to be climate neutral by 2045, but the Council's report indicates that the country’s emissions reduction measures are insufficient
• This contradicts earlier optimistic projections from the Federal Environment Agency (UBA)

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Missing these targets jeopardizes Germany's contribution to global efforts to combat climate change, emphasizing the need for accelerated and more effective policy measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

⏭️ What's next: The government must implement additional measures under the Climate Protection Act to meet the 2030 target
• The council recommends acting sooner rather than waiting for its next annual report in 2025

💬 One quote: "We recommend not waiting for the target to be missed again, but rather examining the timely implementation of additional measures," said Hans-Martin Henning, Chairman of the Council of Experts on Climate Change

📈 One stat: Germany's current climate policy aims to cut emissions by 88% by 2040 and achieve climate neutrality by 2045

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