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EU: Germany should invest more in climate protection

Germany is lagging behind too much, which relates to the protection of the climate, says the EU Commission. Therefore, should be more invested, Brussels. The ai

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EU: Germany should invest more in climate protection

Germany is lagging behind too much, which relates to the protection of the climate, says the EU Commission. Therefore, should be more invested, Brussels. The air quality in the cities is worrying.

The European Commission calls on Germany to be more environmentally friendly investments. To take "to the problems of mobility and air quality in attack and to promote climate protection and adaptation to climate change, Germany needs to invest more in transport infrastructure and in clean mobility solutions", - stated in the recommendations of the Brussels authority.

road transport greenhouse gas emissions have increased in the past five years. The air quality, especially in urban areas, "is a cause of serious concern".

To many cars on the road

In daily commuter traffic, the car remains by far the most frequently used means of transport. According to estimates, caused traffic jams and searching for Parking cost of 110 billion euros a year. This corresponds to around four percent of gross domestic product.

In Germany it is still used too often in the car instead of alternative vehicles, or Carsharing.

vehicles with alternative drive systems were not yet widely used correctly, car-sharing and carpooling, "much used". "Further efforts are needed in order to the high backlog, especially for the investments in infrastructure and education", - stated in the recommendations.

in Particular, at the regional and local level there is scope for more investment in infrastructure. However, this partially will be slowed down by capacity and Planning constraints.

Current hour to climate protection in the German Bundestag, 05.06.2019 climate Cabinet: no decision, 29.05.2019 Germany's climate targets not achieved even clearer, 13.06.2018 news Atlas |Belgium |Brussels

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