Germany's climate goals: Long enough

The climate package is not so bad, as Figures show. However, in some sectors, far too little happens, is true, unfortunately. Too much traffic, too few wind t

Germany's climate goals: Long enough

The climate package is not so bad, as Figures show. However, in some sectors, far too little happens, is true, unfortunately.

Too much traffic, too few wind turbines: there are two weak points in the climate package photo: image broker/imago

It is a double message that emanates from the recent report on the climate change package launched by the Federal government last year on the way: show the Numbers that some of the criticism of the decisions was covered. If serious calculations show that the CO2 emissions will decrease by 2030 to 51 to 52 percent, although that's less than the scheduled 55 percent – but there is no "air number" and not a "complete failure of the system is to criticize", as many climate activists.

A reason to calm the new Numbers are not. For one thing, they show that in many sectors a lot of little moves, especially in traffic, but also in buildings and agriculture. If it succeeds here, as to announced taxes, is open. The CDU has not dared to run the Ministry of economy to increase, as initially planned, by a joint press briefing with the environment portfolio to the pressure on the competent colleagues, not just courage.

on The other, is not also in the other sectors is by no means all good. Because the calculations are based on the fact that the government implements all of the climate package of measures announced actually. It is but currently see little to the Expansion of wind power, for example, the need to expose for the achievement of the climate objectives, is blocked by Parts of the Union group. Until that changes, all the climate promise is worth nothing.

in Addition, the Almost-Reaching the 2030 target is not really good news, because this is already much too low. In order to bring the German emissions with the climate target of Paris in line, you would have to sink much faster than the government planned. The necessary intensification of the goal will require many additional measures. That this government has the strength, seems doubtful. But everything she does, to condemn completely, is also not a helpful strategy.

Date Of Update: 05 March 2020, 19:00

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