German court finds govt climate policy unlawful, orders emergency action

Nov 30 (Reuters) – A German court on Thursday found the government’s policy to mitigate climate change to be unlawful on several points, and ordered Berlin to take emergency action.The Berlin-Brandenburg Higher Administrative Court said the government’s action on transport and housing fell short under a law setting upper limits for carbon emissions for individual sectors.Under the ruling, Berlin must present emergency programmes to bring its policy on transport and housing back in line with the current Climate Protection Act from 2024 to 2030.The Climate Ministry, headed by Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck of the Greens, has taken note of the …
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