Bikes, Veganism and Tax – How One German City is Helping the Country Reach Net Zero

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Takeaways:

  • Germany’s city of Tübingen has reduced its carbon emissions by 40% in the past 15 years and is pleased to reduce them by 65% by 2030.
  • The city spends three times as much on bicycle infrastructure as Copenhagen.
  • They are also the  ]first German city to implement a tax on disposable packaging whereby they impose an extra payment of 50 cents on anything from coffee cups to meal plates to pizza boxes.

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