The EU economic recovery programme for the climate: The Green Deal is shrinking to a deal Chen

The climate protection plans of the EU should be as ambitious as the moon landing. You are far behind the expectations. not really ambitious climate plans: EU

The EU economic recovery programme for the climate: The Green Deal is shrinking to a deal Chen

The climate protection plans of the EU should be as ambitious as the moon landing. You are far behind the expectations.

not really ambitious climate plans: EU Commission President Ursula van der Leyen photo: Yves Herman/reuters

BRUSSELS/BERLIN taz | The EU Commission wants to give in, to commit all 27 EU States to the goal of climate neutrality by 2050. Also pushes you to a higher climate target for 2030 and concrete measures on the long Bank. This is evident from the design of the EU climate law, which is to be presented on Wednesday and in advance of the taz exists.

The climate bill is the first concrete proposal for the "European Green Deal", the Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, on assuming office in December had announced. The EU goals are as ambitious as the moon landing, said von der Leyen. However, the leaked draft could still be changed, can be a clear route to miss. Concrete measures are missing completely. The EU-Commission focuses on impact assessments, expert reports and Reviews, with which European and national laws should be checked for their climate impact.

already at the EU summit in December, adopted a target of climate neutrality by 2050 confirmed, but not specified. What is clear is that the Commission does not want to commit each member state to produce less CO2, than can be compensated for. Rather, wide emissions of the "Union" of the speech. This is especially the "coal country" Poland has not yet committed itself to carbon neutrality. However, it could also help Germany, if – as most recently – between targets in the climate to be missed. Many EU countries, the Commission announced a new interim target for 2030. The first will be in September replenished.

Formally, there is little wrong with that, politically, a Signal of reluctance assumes, however. The European Parliament has already demanded that the interim target of a reduction of CO2 emissions of 40 percent to 50 to 55 per cent. France, Italy, Spain and nine other EU States also require more up-Tempo. A proposal for the 2030 target to, at the latest, in June, stated in a Letter to climate Commissioner Frans Timmermans. Germany has not taken part in the foray. The EU will need sufficient lead in front of the world climate conference in Glasgow in November, calling on the signatories. The EU should go ahead with an ambitious climate target. This was also the opinion of the Greens in the European Parliament. "The delay tactics of the Commission, is irresponsible," commented the climate policy spokesman Michael Bloss.

in Contrast, the CDU urges patience. "The increase from 40 percent to 50 percent is very ambitious," says the environmental officer Peter Liese. The Commission was well advised, the assessment of the impact to be seen. In the case of a reduction target of 55 percent of large loads to come also to Germany, Liese.

environmental associations in Germany to praise the design for its General direction, also, however, criticise the slow pace. "Compared with the state before the European elections a year ago, this is a clear progress," says Oldag Caspar, germanwatch. "But climate change is progressing, more is needed." Especially, the NGOs demand that the EU should already be 2040 climate-neutral. The reduction target for 2030 should be at 50 or 55, but 65 percent is raised, the end of fossil subsidies and the priority of climate protection in all plans would have to be written. The environmentalists want is an independent Advisory body that monitors compliance with the regulations.

Date Of Update: 03 March 2020, 18:00

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