Germany’s proposed 2030 national target not yet 1.5˚C-compatible

To be in line with the 1.5°C limit of the Paris Agreement, Germany’s new 2030 domestic reduction target should aim for national emission reductions of at least 69% below 1990 levels. To fully contribute its fair share Germany would have to significantly increase its international climate finance. The programme to implement this target would need to include a coal phase-out by 2030, a renewable energy target for the electricity sector increased to around 90% or more by 2030, a fast uptake of electric vehicle sales to at least 95% of the market by 2030, and a reduced emissions intensity of Germany’s heavy industry. The proposed target of 65% by 2030 falls short of 1.5˚C compatibility.