Germany exceeds 2020 climate target - with help of pandemic

Germany slightly exceeded its climate target for 2020 with the help of travel restrictions and other stoppages prompted by the pandemic. Germany emitted some 739 million tons of greenhouse gases last year – around 70 million tons less than in 2019, according to the German Environment Agency UBA, which presented an annual report on the basis of the Climate Protection Act of 2019 for the first time on Tuesday. Compared to 1990 emissions levels, Germany’s output fell by 40.8 per cent, slightly higher than its goal of a decrease of 40 per cent. The UBA referred to it as the largest annual decline …

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