Berlin (AP) - The Federal Cabinet wants to end today, the climate protection program for the year 2030. In it, the government explains what Germany wants to do in the fight against global warming by the year 2030.
The basic decisions of the Climate Cabinet from September are given concrete form and spelled out for individual areas such as the energy industry, the building sector and agriculture.
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.
It was unclear whether the so-called Climate Protection Bill would also be on the Cabinet's agenda. Discussions about details were still on Tuesday evening. The law defines how the climate protection efforts of the Federal Government should be reviewed. It also provides that every Federal Minister is responsible for compliance with greenhouse gas savings targets in his area.
In addition, the ministers want to resolve the extension of the rental price brake until 2025. In the event of a violation, landlords are also required to pay back excess rent in the future, at least for a period of 30 months. Another change is the purchase of real estate: If the seller has commissioned a broker, he should pay him in the future in half. So far, the buyer usually pays.
Cabinet theme is also a bill by Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU), which is to regulate the financial equalization between the statutory health insurance.
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