11.01.2022 – 15:14
On the occasion of the climate policy opening balance of Climate Protection Minister Robert Habeck explained Olaf Bandt, Chairman of the Federation for the Environment and Nature Conservation Germany (BUND):
“It is to be welcomed that an honest analysis was started and that adjustments are to be made with rapid and large steps. From the BUND’s point of view, it is not surprising that the federal government’s climate targets will probably also be missed this year and next. For too long Climate protection was not taken seriously enough, even though the protesting people on the streets have loudly pointed out the gap between words and deeds for years.
The planned upswing for the environmentally friendly expansion of solar and wind energy is positive. This is a basic requirement for a successful energy transition and for climate protection in Germany. For a real upswing, rapid measures are now required for decentralized expansion and the use of renewable energies in the hands of the citizens. An energy transition from above will fail. It can also be seen positively that energy efficiency is of great importance. Legally binding energy-saving targets are now necessary for this.
But other sectors also have to deliver quickly. Germany cannot afford any further loopholes. Agriculture, mobility and buildings in particular are falling short of their climate targets.
It must be said clearly: Germany’s climate targets are still not compatible with the Paris 1.5 degree target. A clear yes to the coal phase-out, which is a key to achieving the climate targets by 2030, unfortunately missed Habeck’s opening balance. BUND is also critical of the fact that fossil gas energy will continue to play a major role for too long. ”
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