Germany approves climate change adaptation plan

The German federal cabinet has approved an action plan on adapting to climate change from the country's environment ministry. The plan outlines measures to respond to the environmental and economic impacts of increased winter rain, summer dryness and rising coastal sea levels. It assumes temperature rises of up to 1.5 degrees C by 2050 and 3.5 degrees C by 2100.

Meanwhile, electricity-intensive producers in Germany will have to conduct a certified assessment of their plants' energy efficiency potential to continue to receive support for the renewable electricity they use, under a revised renewable energy act that comes into force in January.

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