The Hamburg senate has agreed on guidelines and measures to reduce CO2 emissions by 55 per cent before 2030 over levels in 1990 as part of a new climate protection strategy. Hamburg remains committed to the Paris Climate Protection Agreement and Climate Protection Targets for the city are achievable, according to the senate.
Climate protection strategy to bundle procedures and measures
Hamburg as a city on the waterfront is affected by rising sea levels heavy rainfall, heat and drought. Jens Kerstan, Senator for the Environment, said: “Hamburg will now step up its efforts towards climate protection.” Based on measures by the German government, the senate has agreed on a new system with responsibilities for each sector to facilitate effective climate policy. By late 2019, strategies and effective measures to reduce CO2 emissions are to be presented in the following sectors: (1) trade, commerce, services, (2) industry, (3) transport and (4) private households.
From green energy to technological climate protection
By signing the Chicago Climate Charter in 2018, Dr. Peter Tschentscher, Mayor of Hamburg, underlined Hamburg’s compliance with the Paris Climate Protection Agreement. Several projects have already begun in the Hanseatic city such as underground and suburban trains, which operate on green energy or the launch of a new industrial alliance. Several companies in Hamburg are relying on technological climate protection to save CO2.
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