On the way to a European Climate Law

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FAQs On the way to a European Climate Law

At December's meeting of the European Council, the last during Germany's Council Presidency, heads of state and government agreed to a significantly higher climate target: a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 55% of 1990 levels. What is European climate change mitigation and environmental protection policy all about? And what are Germany's goals within the scope of its Presidency of the Council of the EU? Here is an overview.

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Germany is working for binding EU-wide biodiversity targets and specific measures to stop biodiversity loss.

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