Climate Action Program: reduced target gap, but inadequate data basis and missing overall concept

Statement on the draft of the Climate Action Program 2023 and Verification Report 2023 for the buildings and transport sectors

Live broadcast of the Federal Press Conference on 22.08.2023 at 10:00:
Link to the live broadcast – Phoenix vor Ort

Berlin, 22.08.2023 – Today the German Council of Experts on Climate Change (ERK) has released its statement on the Federal Government’s Climate Action Program 2023. In it, the Expert Council comments on the assumptions regarding the indicated greenhouse gas reductions and provides an overarching assessment of the program. According to the Federal Government, the measures included in the Climate Action Program for the building and transportation sectors are also considered as measures according to Section 8(1) of the Federal Climate Change Act (KSG) (Immediate Action Programs). In a separate report, the Expert Council has therefore conducted a more detailed examination of the proposed measures for the building and transportation sectors by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), the Federal Ministry of Housing, Urban Development, and Building (BMWSB), and the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV). 

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