Press message 18-12-2018
The Treesolution: How Germany could have removed 15% of the world's CO2 emissions instead of being Europe's largest burner of coal
This week the Guardian wrote that "Global warming is a crisis for civilisation and a crisis for life on Earth. Human-caused climate change was behind 15 deadly weather disasters in 2017, including droughts, floods and heatwaves. The world’s leading climate scientists have warned that there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5°C. To meet that target, global carbon emissions need to drop by 45% by 2030. Instead they are going up. We need radical, urgent change." I also read in Yale Environment 360 that "Germany has been a leader in moving to decarbonize its economy, which is Europe’s largest. But the country’s much-heralded plan to transition to clean energy is faltering and at a crossroads. Germany has spent approximately EUR 160 billion over the last five years to shift to renewables, but its carbon emissions have stagnated at roughly their 2009 level and the country remains Europe’s largest burner of coal."