World Climate Protection: Bundeskabinett decides new climate law

14:45  12 may  2021
14:45  12 may  2021 Source:   sueddeutsche.de

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65 percent less greenhouse gas up to 2030, climate neutrality up to 2045: The big coalition brings her to the last big project on the way. In the future, landlords should bear half of the additional heating costs due to the new CO₂ delivery.

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The Federal Government has decided the new Climate Protection Act and thus its last major project in this electoral period has been launched. The law, which has come to the pressure of the Constitutional Court and in the face of new EU specifications, requires a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by at least 65 percent by 2030 compared to 1990. Previously, the specification was 55 percent. In addition, Germany must therefore be 2045 instead of 2050 climate-neutral, so practically no CO₂ more into the atmosphere bubbles.

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Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze (SPD) takes a position immediately after the decision of the Federal Cabinet before the press.

The largest part of the new savings up to 2030 should bring the energy sector. It is thus considered to be sure that the coal particles have to be switched off very sooner than 2038, which the government had previously set as a latest date. Critics complain that the new law determines more ambitious goals than the old, but hardly any concrete measures to achieve these goals .

A pre-paper of the Federal Government to the Law exists the SZ called the most important measures that already begun at the beginning of the year, the expansion of renewable energies, an "investment pact with industry", more hydrogen use, a focus on Climate-friendly mobility, agricultural measures such as an "animal welfare reconstruction of animal husbandry" or the use of potentials of natural reduces in agriculture and energetic measures in the building sector. This includes, in the future landlords, half of the costs for the CO₂ price applicable since January 1, wearing oil and gas. To finance a part of the expenses, "the reduction of climate-damaging subsidies are examined". The Federal Government will present an instant program 2022 in the next few weeks ".

The European Union raised the 2030 climate target for the Community to 55 percent of 40 percent. Therefore, Germany would have to adapt his specifications anyway.

In addition, the Federal Constitutional Court had recently assessed that the old climate law of 2019 disadvantaged the younger generation. By 2030, this law also shows too little savings, so that the more must be done so that Germany could comply with its international commitments. This is unfair because the main burden will be relocated to a later generation.

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