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"Can not stay that way": Green people want to block climate package - or tighten

2019-09-22T09:16:34.897Z

The Greens govern in nine federal states. The party wants to use its influence in the Federal Council to "get more out of climate protection" than the grand coalition.




The Greens believe that the climate protection plans of the grand coalition are not sufficient - and want to use their growing influence in the Federal Council to enforce corrections.

The Federal Government had "deeply disappointed" the young generation with their proposals, "said party leader Annalena Baerbock the" Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAS) ". She was therefore in agreement with her party friends in the governments of the federal states that any bill subject to approval, which would emerge from the climate package of the government, had to be "scrutinized" in the Federal Council.

Similarly expressed opposite the newspaper also Baden-Wuerttemberg Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann. Now it is important that "every opportunity is used to get more out of climate protection." The Greens are currently governing in nine state governments and could therefore block laws requiring approval in the state chamber. In addition, participation in the future state governments in Brandenburg and Saxony is possible.

The Deputy Prime Minister of Hesse, Tarek Al-Wazir (Greens), said that he was "very disappointed" with the "FAS" on the climate package, but left open whether the Greens would agree on a climate protection law in the Bundesrat on this basis. To decide that, he first has to see a bill.

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The Hamburg Environment Senator Jens Kerstan said he could "not imagine that the package of the federal government in this form gets the approval of Hamburg in the Bundesrat". The climate-political spokesman for the Greens parliamentary group in the Saxon Landtag, Gerd Lippold, commented similarly similarly. He noted that a Saxon state government with green involvement could "not agree with this package in the Bundesrat".

Scientists had demanded significantly higher CO2 price

The federal government's concept for CO2 pricing in the transport and heating sectors is the main source of criticism. Here, leading German scientists had entry rates of 35 to 50 euros per tonne and then demanded rapid growth. However, the Federal Government plans only an entry price of ten euros and a relatively slow increase up to 35 euros in 2025. "This price can not remain so," said the Green Party chairwoman in Saxony-Anhalt, Susan Sziborra-Seidlitz.

The head of the Greens parliamentary group, Katrin Göring-Eckardt, told the "Tagesspiegel am Sonntag" that the federal government can not prove credible that the planned measures, the climate targets of 2030 can be achieved. She announced that in the Federal Council, the Greens would not block "meaningful measures" such as the expansion of the charging infrastructure.

There is agreement with the Greens in the state governments that "every law requiring approval must be scrutinized and an attempt is made to get out of the way for climate protection what else can be gotten out". The countries depend on the federal government to act, Göring-Eckardt said, "What is now there is not a response to the climate crisis."

Source: spiegel

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