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Germany's Plan to Tackle Climate Pollution

Posted on 21 October 2019

Germany is considering a new tactic designed to make regular driving more expensive. The goal? To make drivers buy more efficient cars, or even purchase an electric vehicle. Along with encouraging the use of public transport. 

The new program would mean big oil companies have to pay a certain amount of money for every tonne of carbon dioxide their fuels give off. It basically means companies will pay for the ability to produce fuel – a cost that would eventually be passed down to drivers. 

Germany needs to put these new measures in place because the country isn’t on track to meet the goals it set out under the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. It will also be looking at other ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, like making public transport and heating more energy efficient.