Germany meets 2020 climate target due to Covid-19 effect
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Germany thanks to diminished emissions amid the Covid-19 pandemic has met its 2020 climate target, data from the Agora Energiewende think tank showed, but the renewables sector warned the energy transition must speed up in the heating and buildings sectors.
Europe’s largest economy reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 42.3% last year when compared to 1990 levels, but without the coronavirus effects the reduction would have reached only 37.8% causing Germany to miss its 2020 target.
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