This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
Description/achievement of initiative
Germany uses strong financial incentives through subsidies and loans to reduce energy consumption as well as encourages the usage of renewable energy.
Source: UNEP, 2008, Green Jobs: Towards decent work in a sustainable, low-carbon world
"Germany has adopted a range of successful policies that eliminates barriers to renewable energy development. Especially Low-interest loans (some offered through the country's 100,000 Solar Roofs program) help overcome the obstacle of high initial capital costs. "
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