The in November 2016 adopted Climate Action Plan 2050 by the German government is in line with the results of the Paris climate protection conference. In the fall of 2019, the German government concretized this plan in the Climate Action Program 2030, referring to the field of commercial vehicles, among other things. In the transport sector, greenhouse gas emissions were previously to be reduced by 40 – 42% by 2030 compared to 1990. On June 24, 2021, the German Bundestag passed the new Federal Climate Change Act (KSG). The amended law even raises the German greenhouse gas reduction target for 2030 to minus 65% compared to 1990.
Similar climate protection plans and targets exist not only in Germany, but also in the DACH region and other EU countries. Similar funding instruments are also used there to implement these climate protection plans.