It seemed unlikely at the time of the study (2017) that Germany would reach its self-imposed climate protection targets for 2020. The emissions of the German State North Rhine-Westfalia (NRW) alone account for 32 % of German emissions (as of 2014). The prepared short study examined the influence that the political decisions taken by the then newly elected parties CDU and FDP in their coalition agreement of 2017 would have on the achievement of the German climate protection goals. Arepo analyzed the coalition agreement regarding the impact on the achievement of emission reductions.
The study was received in numerous media throughout Germany.
Please note that the publication is only available in German.