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Germany net–zero by 2050

Germany net–zero by 2050 16 May 2019

Merkel pledges to make Germany carbon neutral by 2050 (via Climate Home News)

By Natalie Sauer

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that she would consult her newly established “climate cabinet” on how to attain carbon neutrality by 2050.

Addressing climate ministers from around the world at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin, she signalled plans to increase Germany’s long–term ambition.

“It’s about climate neutrality. This means that we should not ensure there are absolutely no CO2 emissions but that if there are still CO2 emissions, we must find alternative mechanisms to store this CO2 or offset it,” Merkel said.

“I therefore propose that we have a discussion in the climate cabinet about how we could reach the goal of being CO2 neutral by 2050 and the discussion should not be about whether we can reach that goal but about how we will reach it.”

A net–zero emissions strategy would bring Germany in line with eight EU member states calling on the bloc to strengthen its mid–century target.

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