Berlin (Reuters) – Green Co-boss Robert Habeck is calling for proposals from the federal government for the concrete implementation of the planned climate protection law.
There is a real chance to take great steps together, said Habeck on Monday in Berlin. “However, the previous draft does not yet do that. We are not satisfied.” It is not enough just to tighten the targets for climate protection. What is needed is a large package together with concrete measures for implementation – such as an accelerated phase-out of coal, roughly double the pace in the expansion of renewable energies, the abolition of environmentally harmful subsidies and an increase in the price of CO2.
The draft for the revised climate protection law is to come to the cabinet on Wednesday and then to parliamentary deliberations. By 2030, 65 percent fewer greenhouse gases are to be emitted instead of the previous 55 percent compared to 1990. Climate neutrality – i.e. the almost complete renunciation of CO2 emissions – is to be achieved by 2045, five years earlier than before. It is expected that the energy sector in particular will make a particularly large contribution to the more stringent climate targets.