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Climate protection: Chief of the Federal Environment Agency criticizes climate package of the Federal Government

2019-09-23T05:12:08.036Z

The CO2 price? Ineffective. Cheap rail and more expensive air tickets? Not enough. Marie Krautzberger is not convinced by the climate protection measures of the Federal Government.



The head of the Federal Environment Agency, Marie Krautzberger, has doubted the effectiveness of the climate package decided by the Federal Government. It would have to be "significantly more offers to promote climate-friendly transport" as provided in the package, said Krautzberger the SüddeutscheZeitung . The head of the administration therefore expects "no steering effect" from the CO2 pricing planned in the German government's climate protection package.

According to Krautzberger, it is good that the climate package should make flying more expensive and making the station cheaper. "That will not be enough," she said.

Lower Saxony's Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD) also criticized the planned climate package. He wanted more, Weil said. The Prime Minister suggested "to achieve a higher level of the CO2 price and to use the proceeds to sustainably reduce the price of electricity".

Also of Greenpeace comes criticism

The governing coalition launched the climate protection package on Friday. Environmental organizations and opposition criticized the measures foreseen therein as inadequate.

Said Greenpeace chief Jennifer Morgan in the run-up to the UN Climate Change Conference in New York, "If students anywhere in the world behave like Angela Merkel, any teacher would send them home to do their homework properly." The measures adopted by the federal government on Friday would only bring half of the promised reduction in emissions by 2030. "This failure of moral leadership will be noticed in New York, especially by the poorest and most vulnerable countries."

At the UN Climate Change Conference in New York, dozens of heads of state and government want to present new plans to fight the climate crisis. In addition to Chancellor Merkel (CDU), French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg will speak at the summit.

Source: zeit

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