Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2000
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Policy Support, Information and Education
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy, Transport
Agency:Environment Ministry

The German government first presented the National Climate Protection Programme in October 2000, with the aim of a 25% CO2 emissions reduction from 1990 levels by 2005. The programme set reduction objectives by sector and developed a number of related measures. These included an increase in energy production from combined heat and power plants, an Energy Savings Ordinance and a voluntary pledge by German industrial associations to reduce their emissions. Later developments included tax breaks and an agreement with the automobile industry to help proliferation of energy-efficient cars, and an additional levy on air traffic is considered. The original National Climate Protection Programme was updated in 2005 (see separate entry).

This record is superseded by:National Climate Protection Programme

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