The climate change act, the EU should be in Europe, landing on the moon. However, for climate activist Greta Thunberg, the plans constitute a surrender.
It was a PR Disaster with the announcement. Prior to their arrival in Brussels, Greta Thunberg, Star of the "Fridays for Future"movement, the new EU climate-change bill had torn in the air. In an open letter, the German activist Luisa Neubauer has signed, said the 17-year-old Swede of a "surrender". It'll help anything, if the EU should confess now, by Statute, to the goal of climate neutrality by 2050, so Thunberg. Also the "European Green Deal" is not enough. "Nature does not make Deals," - said in the Letter. Necessary measures and not vague targets from 2030 onwards, as they are in the EU draft to be immediately.
That was a slap in the face for Ursula von der Leyen. The EU Commission President had invited "Greta" specifically, at the weekly Commission meeting, when the climate plan was adopted. Don't look here, look here, we talk only with the youth, but we also act, so the hoped-for good news.
But it went wrong. At the Meeting with the commissioners thickness of the air prevailed. "I explained to Greta, my point of view, but they were not convincing," said climate Commissioner, Frans Timmermans, for the exchange. This is not a big deal because the EU will provide in the field of climate policy "". But there are serious doubts – not only for climate activists but also in the European Parliament.
Shortly after the slugfest in the Commission Thunberg took part in a meeting of the environment Committee in the European Parliament. There's a completely different atmosphere than in the Berlaymont, the headquarters of the EU authority. Thunberg was received like a Star with a flash of a thunderstorm, and a large crowd. However, the EU members were not listening is not only polite, but acknowledged Thun Berg's ten-minute speech with a Standing ovation. Even the CDU-environmental politician Peter Liese, praised the "impressive Statement".
Where Thunberg has accused EU politicians of the mirror. "As the Europe, declared in Parliament last autumn the climate emergency, it was a wonderful message," she said. But after that, nothing happened. "Our house is on fire, you said so yourself." Instead of calling the fire brigade, went the politicians, but "back in the house to finish the dinner". The EU don't need climate goals for 2050 or 2030, but rather for 2020 and each subsequent year, called Thunberg.
Actually this is a weak point of the template, which is supposed to lay the Foundation stone of European climate policy. It contains no immediate actions. Even the controversial goal for 2030 is to follow in September. This is also in many of the European members of Parliament, a thorn in the eye. "The clock is ticking, we need Action," said the Chairman of the environment Committee, Pascal Canfin, who had initiated the Declaration of a climate state of emergency with. September is too late, if the EU wishes to occupy, as promised at the climate change conference in November in Glasgow a leadership role.
resistance of a quite different kind is to be expected in the EU Council of Ministers to discuss the climate bill as early as Thursday. Many EU States object to a clause that would allow the EU Commission, the climate goals 2030 in-house to re-sharpen – even against the member States and the Parliament. Thus, the democracy will undermine, scolds the CDU MEP Markus Pieper.
Von der Leyen, it can make apparently nobody. You compared your "Green Deal" with the moon landing and wanted to take Greta along for the trip. Instead, you experienced your first crash landing.Date Of Update: 04 March 2020, 17:00