A French-German Energy Transition Alliance in Europe

Summary

The Case of the Power and Transport Sectors

Both France and Germany have ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and are pursuing broad, long-term strategies to deeply decarbonise their economies by 2050. (France aims to reduce GHG emissions by 75% and Germany by 80 to 95% relative to their 1990 levels.) This strong political commitment to fighting climate change is deeply rooted in values and beliefs of German and French citizens and enjoys broad public support in both countries.

The French transition énergétique and the German Energiewende form the backbones of their respective decarbonisation strategies. Both envisage step-by-step changes in the energy system, encompassing the power, transport and heating & cooling sectors.


Bibliographical Data

Authors

Dimitri Pescia, Matthias Buck, Agora Energiewende; Nicolas Berghmans, ç; Kerstin Meyer, Agora Verkehrswende

Release date

07/2017

Number of pages

11

Citation

Agora Energiewende, Agora Verkehrswende, IDDRI 2017: A French-German Energy Transition Alliance in Europe