National Acts

Federal Climate Change Act (Bundes-Klimaschutzgesetz)

The purpose of this Act is to provide protection from the effects of worldwide climate change by ensuring achievement of the national climate targets and compliance with the European targets. The ecological, social and economic impacts shall be taken into consideration. The basis of the Act is the obligation according to the Paris Agreement, under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, to limit the increase in the global average temperature to well below two degrees Celsius and, if possible, to 1.5 degrees Celsius, above the pre-industrial level so as to minimise the effects of worldwide climate change.

Update Date: 12.05.2021


Climate | 15.07.21

Revision of the Climate Change Act

The Climate Change Act provides the legal framework for climate policy in Germany.
Climate | 29.04.21

Federal Constitutional Court strengthens climate action

The Federal Constitutional Court published its ruling on a number of constitutional complaints against the Federal Climate Change Act (Klimaschutzgesetz).