Left and climate protection: the group searches for consensus on Climate change

The Left has long debated its climate action plan. Today, the group wants to clear up the disputed points: energy and transport. short ban-range? The Left now

Left and climate protection: the group searches for consensus on Climate change

The Left has long debated its climate action plan. Today, the group wants to clear up the disputed points: energy and transport.

short ban-range? The Left now wants to be banned prefer to make the railway more attractive photo: Toby Melville/reuters

short-haul flights? And internal combustion engines also? Since November, the Left struggles in the Bundestag to their attitude to the issue of climate protection. This is written a 80seitigen climate action plan in detail. The majority of the Plan, the group had already decided on their exam at the beginning of January. However, two chapters remained open: Those on transport and energy. The two contentious Chapter, want to consult the comrades now on their session this afternoon, finally, and say goodbye. As taz learned, chances are good for it.

In the group, two groups were initially diametrically opposed: The eco-policy to Lorenz Gösta Beutin and Sabine Leidig, the call for a radical change to transport and climate-friendly energy. On the other hand, the workers ' representatives, represented by the economic policy spokesman and IG-Metaller Klaus Ernst. They warned of a loss of well-paying jobs in the automotive industry. Not a trivial discussion for the Left, it plays but the strategic question of which voters inside the Left responsive in the future: diesel driver with a penchant for steaks or vegan living in the big cities of trays with the cargo bike.

from the taz compromise proposals shows that the armed groups in the group, internally as well as Dinos and tree-huggers labeled, apparently approximated So paper is no longer in the Compromise of a ban on "short-haul flights," the speech. Instead, it means that the train should be attractive, short-haul flights would be necessary. So that would have been put Seriously by, who had spoken in the taz at the beginning of January that he wanted to. when flying, not bans, but better Alternatives

From the total Of for internal-combustion engines, starting in 2030, the Left also want a piece of the move. In the compromise paper, it is, instead, to call for a ban on the first registration of the "fossil-fuel" internal combustion engines. Also, after 2030, but leaves open the possibility that one accepts a transition to synthetic fuels for internal combustion engines, the industry propagated in the future.

Completely deleted passages in the compromise paper, in which the Left calls for in any promotion of car ownership are avoided, whether it be bonuses for the purchase of electric cars and public charging infrastructure.

on The subject of energy, it is agreed that Germany should get off by 2030 from coal. In dispute is the question of how to overcome these exit energetically, and what is the role of natural gas from Russia, is still. The traditionally Russia-friendly parts of the Left, for nearly full natural gas pipeline, Nord stream 2 is transmitted. The climate policy argue indoor, wool to meet the climate protection targets, will not need the Gas.

Despite this sticking point, the characters stand on consensus. Energy policy Beutin praised already in the debate: "it Is decided, the climate plan, it may be the left group, really proud of this climate of consensus by a wide internal debate is possible, and where a large majority of the group members actively involved," said Beutin for the taz. It was remarkable, when the total group on a 90-page catalogue to environmental claims in all areas of society.

In the weeks before it gave in the group is quite fears, the climate debate could develop into a new migration to a dispute within the Left. The disputes on this subject had damaged the party and the group since 2017 paralyzed and her top staff. The dispute was, in fact, increasingly, as the fight between the former group makes the Chairman of Sahra servant, and the party Chairman Katja Kipping car have been discharged.

the Left when the climate is heading now to a consensus, should therefore also apply as a merit of the new group's Chairman, Amira Mohamed Ali. From the group, it was called anyway, you've moderated the debate is well and the bearings are brought together.

Date Of Update: 28 January 2020, 14:00

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