Germany to cut emissions by up to 95% by 2050

Germany’s coalition government has reached an agreement which could see the country’s carbon emissions been reduced by up to 95% by 2050. That’s part of the country’s climate change action plan which […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Germany’s coalition government has reached an agreement which could see the country’s carbon emissions been reduced by up to 95% by 2050.

That’s part of the country’s climate change action plan which sets out how the nation expects to get rid of fossil fuels.

The plan will require the country to cut its emissions by 20% by 2030 compared to 2014 and the energy sector’s by almost a half.

German Government’s spokesman Georg Streiter said climate targets will be reviewed in 2018 to consider their impact on industry.

The country’s plan is part of its commitments to the Paris Agreement reached at the COP21 conference in the French capital last year.

The landmark climate agreement has been ratified by more than 100 countries so far including the US, China and India.

The UK will ratify it before the end of the year.