Another regional CO2 reduction target

September 29, 2011

The German state of Baden-Württemberg has published an ambitious plan to reduce its CO2 emissions by 90% by 2050.

[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]The move follows the state’s change of government from centre-right to a Green-led coalition with the Social Democrats. Another German regional state also ruled by a ‘red-green’ coalition, Northrhine Westfalia, introduced a 95% reduction target earlier this year, but this was watered down to 80% when the first draft of a state carbon reduction law was published in June. Angela Merkel’s federal German government has a non-binding 80% reduction goal by 2050.

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