Giuseppe Sandro Mela
Lo avevano già annunciato da tempo.
«Germany’s would-be coalition partners have agreed to drop plans to lower carbon dioxide emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2020»
«the targeted cut in emissions could no longer be achieved by 2020»
«The deal would represent something of a U-turn for Merkel, who has long presented herself as an advocate of climate protection policies on the international stage»
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Di questi giorni arriva il mesto annuncio.
«The German government set itself the goal of reducing national greenhouse gas emissions until 2020 by 40 percent compared to 1990 levels»
«Germany is set to miss its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions target by 8 percent, according to German weekly magazine Der Spiegel»
«The climate protection report shows a gigantic gap between the government’s words and deeds when it comes to climate protection»
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In parole poverissime, il traguardo prefissato era una pura e semplice utopia.
Se si potessero usare termini più propri, un delirio schizofrenico con screzio paranoide.
Delirio che però andava e va benissimo per bacchettare a destra e sinistra tutti gli altri stati, rei di non considerare nella sua gravità il problema del ‘clima’.
Traducendo dal linguaggio della Bundeskanzlerin Frau Merkel a linguaggio comune, la Germania continui a produrre imperterrita mentre gli altri chiudono gli stabilimenti perché inquinano.
→ Deutsche Welle. 2018-06-13. Germany to miss 2020 greenhouse gas emissions target
Economic and population growth are to blame for Germany missing its climate protection target. One of the leaders of the Greens said figures show that Chancellor Angela Merkel has more bark than bite on climate change.
Germany is set to miss its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions target by 8 percent, according to German weekly magazine Der Spiegel.
The German government set itself the goal of reducing national greenhouse gas emissions until 2020 by 40 percent compared to 1990 levels.
But a draft government report estimates that the country will only be able to reduce emissions by 32 percent. Officials had previously estimated a shortfall of 5 percent to 8 percent.
The document blames “unexpected economic developments and unexpected population growth” for the failure to meet the target. Increased economic activity and strong population growth generally cause an uptick in emissions due to increased use of fossil fuel energy.
“The climate protection report shows a gigantic gap between the government’s words and deeds when it comes to climate protection,” the German branch of the environmental protection group WWF said in a statement. “It’s a 120-decibel alarm and the government has to show it has heard it.”
Green Party leader lashes out at Merkel
Annalena Baerbock, co-leader of the Green Party, told Der Spiegel that the figures were proof Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has long championed the fight against climate change, “says a lot about the climate, but delivers very little.”
The new figures came a day after the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Germany needed to do more to realize its climate change goals.
The OECD also cited strong economic growth as a challenge to meeting emissions targets. Traffic emissions had increased as well, it said, presenting another problem for the country’s ability to meet its commitments.