Climate summit in New York confirms CutPower targets

The 120 heads of state and heads of government who attended the UN Climate Summit in New York have acknowledged their goal of concluding an agreement on climate by the end of next year. That agreement is to incorporate obligations for all states. The New York summit has again put climate protection and CutPower back on the agenda worldwide. In her speech at the meeting, the German Minister for the Environment Barbara Hendricks confirmed not only the consent of the federal German government to contribute 750 million euros to the UN Green Climate Fund but also the German climate-protection target of reducing emissions by 40 per cent by 2020. Following two years of increasing emissions generated by booming coal-fired power plants, the 40 per cent target can only be achieved if massive progress is made in establishing energy efficiency and if several coal-fired power plants are de-commissioned.