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Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks pointed out a change in Germany's climate action trend. She stated that in 2014, for the first time in years, greenhouse gas emissions in Germany have dropped significantly. Hendricks considers the adoption of the Climate Action Programme 2020 by the Cabinet in December a good basis for achieving the national climate target by 2020. more

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Ministers from 14 EU member states agreed to jointly call for the EU to introduce an ambitious market stability reserve. In their declaration, they emphasised the urgency of swiftly reforming emissions trading at EU level. The most important element of this reform is the introduction of a market stability reserve (MSR) which would help to reduce excess allowances on the market.more

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Germany is participating in the new Pilot Auctioning Facility (PAF), a fund set up by the World Bank Group, and will be contributing up to 15 million euro. The Pilot Auctioning Facility fund, presented on 15 September in Washington, aims to promote waste management climate projects in particular for landfill degasification, organic waste and wastewater disposal. more

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The Federal Government welcomes the European Commission's proposal for the speedy and sustainable reform of the EU emissions trading scheme, but presses for further improvements. According to the Federal government, the so-called "market stability reserve" should be introduced already during this legislative period. more

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A global carbon market can play a crucial role in achieving global climate protection targets, said Jochen Flasbarth at the opening ceremony of the CarbonExpo international trade fair in Cologne. He also stated that reducing greenhouse gas emissions within the EU by at least 40 percent by 2030 was reasonable and that the EU should keep open the possibility of more ambitious goals within the framework of international negotiations. more

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German Emissions Trading Authority


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Kyoto mechanisms CDM & JI


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