Policy & Regulation

German parties agree to drop 40% CO2 cut in coalition

A coalition government in Germany would drop plans to reduce the country’s carbon dioxide emissions by 40%.
By Staff reporter 12 January 2018 0 29074

A coalition government in Germany between the Christian Democratic Union and the Social Democratic Party would drop plans to reduce the country’s carbon dioxide emissions by 40% from 1990 levels by 2020, German media reported on Friday.

Exploratory talks between the two parties have reportedly reached a breakthrough after weeks of negotiations. A previous round of negotiations failed in November.