Climate lawsuit to the constitutional court: Right place, wrong time

environmental associations and young people place a constitutional complaint against the climate package. But Karlsruhe is the wrong place for bold climate poli

Climate lawsuit to the constitutional court: Right place, wrong time

environmental associations and young people place a constitutional complaint against the climate package. But Karlsruhe is the wrong place for bold climate policy.

Karlsruhe as a carrier of hope for a better climate policy photo: photos: [M] Hans-Peter Merten/mauritius, Kay Nietfeld/dpa

For environmental groups and the young people of the "walk to Karlsruhe is" only logical. The Federal constitutional court is their last hope, that the climate protection and their future are at last being taken seriously. Because even after two hot summers, according to the weekly Protest and mass demonstrations, according to the warnings of science and the elections, which had the climate on the subject, is a disappointment: a law is a progress, but far behind the Necessary remains.

How far the views of the calendar: a year Ago, the "coal Commission presented" to the government its Plan to exit, and Structural support. And on Wednesday we met again to talk about the Details of where and why it stuck in the Coal phase-out.

Since the call to the legislator in Karlsruhe understandable. But it's not going to be. The constitutional court is right to be very careful when it comes to the government's better policy to impose. Especially when it comes to climate protection, the judge will Express hardly any to specific questions from the CO2 Budget and speed limit. The Bundestag can always refer to the fact that there is now a law, so inadequate this may be.

Karlsruhe is the wrong place for an effective climate policy. Because the constitutional court is obliged to find a social balance to the contentious issues and the fundamental rights of all Parties balanced. It is preserved in the best sense of the Status quo.

Nothing but it needs less in climate policy, where even Angela Merkel speaks in a rare show of openness, of "Disruption". To the climate crisis-to oppose something seriously, what is required is a fundamentally new way of Thinking and Acting: a radically different System of energy, industry, transport and agriculture. New ideas, old industries obsolete, which means conflict, friction, strife. Because it takes a courageous policy, economy and research, which can be based on majorities. All of this is not in the courtroom. But on the streets, in schools, businesses, and the parliaments, where the Protest is coming from also.

So that would be nice, perhaps: anyone Who wants to in the future, can not take a shortcut across Karlsruhe. In climate policy, there is no Alternative to climate policy.

Updated Date: 16 January 2020, 14:00

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