German coalition agrees new flexible climate protection law

By Thomson Reuters Apr 15, 2024 | 8:26 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) – The parliamentary groups of Germany’s ruling coalition on Monday agreed a new climate protection law that would offer more flexibility for sectors that cannot meet greenhouse emissions targets if the total CO2 goal for the country is met.

After a top court ruled in 2021 that Germany must tighten its climate protection law, the then-government set more ambitious CO2 reduction targets, including being carbon-neutral by 2045.

(Reporting by Markus Wacket; Writing by Riham Alkousaa; Editing by Rachel More)