The Federal Cabinet has passed the last controversial climate package. It is also about projects with which Germany wants to achieve the climate targets for the year 2030, the so-called climate protection program. The government also stipulates, with the newly adopted Federal Climate Protection Act, how measures should be implemented and monitored in the fight against global warming.
The law regulates, for example, that individual ministers and ministers are responsible for achieving annual climate protection goals in their area. Above all, this law was fought to the last. The Bundestag must approve the law.
Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze (SPD) rejected in the ZDF morning magazine allegations that the goals had been weakened. The law will fix greenhousehold neutrality by 2050. It will set "binding" climate protection measures for each area. The federal government was the first government to make greenhouse gas neutrality the law by the middle of the century. Above all, it was new that from now on the entire government would be responsible for climate protection. "It used to be the responsibility of the environment minister."
Germany wants to reduce its emissions of climate-damaging greenhouse gases by 55 percent by 2030 compared to 1990. By the middle of the century, the Federal Republic of Germany should become largely climate-neutral, meaning that it would no longer emit greenhouse gases that would harm the climate.
During the vote, supporters of the climate protection movement Extinction Rebellion protested in Berlin's government district for a tougher climate policy. The demonstrators had already blocked in the morning important roads and bridges in front of the Bundestag.