National Climate Protection Programme

Last updated: 5 November 2017
The original National Climate Protection Programme, established in 2000, was updated in 2005 to ensure that Germany would be able to comply with its European and international level commitments to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from 2008 to 2012 by 21% as against 1990 levels and thus provide a basis for further environmental policies after 2012. The update to the 2000 programme took stock of the federal governments climate protection policies in the intervening 5 years. It outlined the measures taken and their reduction effect with respect to greenhouse gas emissions and assessed whether the targets in different sectors had been met. Based on this analysis the need for new measures was identified and a set of concrete measures was produced. As the energy and industry sectors were by then covered by an emissions trading instrument, the Climate Protection Programme 2005 focused on action in the transport and private household sectors.

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