Germany is to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 55 per cent of the 1990 levels by 2030. The German government has enshrined this commitment in the Climate Action Act (Klimaschutzgesetz).
The extensive Climate Action Programme includes many measures to ensure efficient implementation. They include higher carbon prices, climate-friendly electric mobility, and the use of renewable energy. Climate action also pays off when houses are modernised to enhance energy efficiency. Since the start of 2020, a government scheme has rewarded property owners replacing older oil-fired central heating.
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