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Global warming is a global concern and affects many levels which includes individuals to corporations. However, we must address the effects, challenges and solutions that Germany has created in its country, as a result of global warming.
Germany has an important role in the EU policy. It has worked with many neighbouring countries to combat C02 emissions. Many examples are listed in this paper and it explains in detail what Germany is doing to reduce these emissions.
Germany will have to make many changes in order to adapt to the new laws incorporated into the EU countries’ agenda. Many of these measures aim to reduce CO2 emissions and switch to cleaner alternatives, such as renewable energy, which will drastically affect Germany in many areas. Germany has set itself goals in the future, such as the decommissioning of all nuclear power plants by the year 2022 or a clean car industry with hybrid and electric vehicles that occupy the highway. This will be mentioned later. In addition, Germany has a permanent seat in the EU and must adhere to, reject and negotiate various techniques and strategies in order to minimize its contribution to global warming.
In this article, I will address various topics related to Germany’s position on the various climate change mitigation strategies to combat global warming.
The questions are the following:
1. How global warming affects Germany?
2. How does this climate policy relate to the European agenda ? A comparison between the current climate policy in Germany and what the EU currently demands.
3. What is Germany’s policy plan on climate change in the coming years?
4. Alternative energy sources for Germany, which should be implemented, expanded and monitored in the next few years
These questions will be answered in detail and outline the opportunities that Germany has to make in order to keep its contribution to the climate protection act.
Chapter 1 – How Global Warming Affects Germany
Global warming is defined as the warming of the earth with the addition of increased human activity that enhances this process known as enhanced global warming. To fight global warming as a country, we need to take a country apart and see the mitigation that is taking place to reduce the emissions that heat the world. Also known as greenhouse gases. Germany set itself goals during the Paris Summit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 to 90 percent by 2050. This goal requires many changes. At both national and individual levels, people have to adapt to the effects of a warming earth.
In order to achieve these goals, mitigation measures have already been taken. Germany has built a sea of ??solar panels on its territory for an alternative energy source. As statistics show, Germany can source 50% of its electricity from solar energy, which is, of course, on sunny days when there is no interference from clouds coming from the Gulf Stream. There are many downsides to global warming and, more specifically, to Germanys geographic positioning. An example of this may be the rise in sea level, which may negatively affect the shipbuilding industry as well as naval military bases. Due to rising sea levels, this will lead to an increase in storms near the North Sea. This will bring about a loss of biodiversity and a large agricultural area loss from these floods.
Another crucial sector will also be affected. The Rhineland is one of the largest coal producers in Germany from its rich iron and coal deposits. In the course of global warming, acid rain has increased in the Rhineland due to the strong sulfuric acid emissions of coal-fired power plants. This leads to many disasters in the ecosystem, such as damaged forests, contaminated groundwater and destruction of infrastructure due to extreme weather conditions. Germany has presented plans to tackle these challenges. The plans include the “reduction of greenhouse gas emissions” resulting from the abolition of gasoline and diesel vehicles planned for 2030.
Germany is the focus of politics in Europe. This has challenged Angela Merkel and her coalition to realize an energy transition in the country.
This energy revolution will ultimately fight the rising temperatures of the world. In addition to the above-mentioned slowdown, Germany wants to phase out nuclear energy by 2022, which is an important part of the program.
The term energy transition has a footprint in EU policy. The term focuses on “shifting from centralized to decentralized generation.” This means that local combined heat and power units can supply nearby cities instead of overproducing electricity, which lowers efficiency. This plan was published in 1980 by the ?ko-Institut.
Chapter 2 – How does this climate policy relate to European? A comparison between the current climate policy in Germany and what the EU is currently calling for.
First of all, we have to look at neighbouring countries like France, for example, how they are handling and advancing forward with their climate policy plan. France is a good example of a comparison because its policy is similar to Germanys. Its plan consists of five priority areas: improving the quality of life, CO2-neutral environment, setting the course for a green economy, adapting to global temperature increases, and finally international awareness of global warming.
The same is true in France with emissions as in Germany. They have presented a plan to the UN with the words: “They will achieve 2030 emissions cuts by 55% and 75% by 2050, which will require major changes.” Germany has presented a similar plan, the biggest worry Germany has , is its fast-growing economy. These massive reductions in its carbon industries will lead to deficits in total GDP. Germany is the world’s fourth largest consumer in coal, which will drastically affect power plants with the “exit from fossil fuel consumption” and imports of natural gas where Germany is the world’s largest importer of natural gas. This will coincide with its GDP and evaluate other alternative options to minimize the risk of a recession.
The EU body has set many goals for the future to limit the amount of artificial chemicals released into the air. A key objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% compared to 1990 levels. In addition, the EU has embarked on an “energy-efficient, low-carbon economy” that will bring many positive aspects, such as job creation and increased competitiveness with other countries, such as China or the US.