Flagship Initiative Energiewende

Germany is reforming its energy supply. As part of its climate change policy for the period up to 2020, the German government aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent compared with 1990. The long-term target is to cut emissions by between 80 and 95 percent by 2050. As 80 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions in Germany today stem from energy generation, a fundamental reform of the country’s energy supply structure, with a move towards renewable energy sources and more efficiency, is key in improving climate change mitigation.