Luisa Neubauer, climate activist at Fridays for Future, accuses Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing of having failed in the fight against global warming.
Berlin - Climate activist Luisa Neubauer is vehemently demanding the resignation of Transport Minister Volker Wissing.
Last year it became clear that Wissing was engaged in "well-documented refusal to work", the well-known figure made a clear announcement on "Fridays for Future" at the
German Press Agency (dpa)
Instead of living up to his primary responsibility in the cabinet and implementing coalition promises and international obligations, his work fell through with an internal review by a commission of experts.
Neubauer calls for Wissing's resignation: "Failure must have consequences"
In addition, the Hamburg-born Neubauer, who is a member of the Greens, criticized that the climate goals in transport had been radically "undermined".
This was shown by the Federal Environment Agency's official estimate of greenhouse gas emissions last week.
"This failure must have consequences," she demanded.
"We expect a word of power from Chancellor Olaf Scholz and demand the resignation of Volker Wissing."
"No legislative period to waste time on transport ministers": Neubauer calls for Wissing's resignation
With a view to the urgent warnings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) about the rapidly escalating climate crisis, Neubauer also referred to the democratic duty of all federal ministers to comply with their own laws, such as the Climate Protection Act.
The UN goals and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are clear, and the federal government has also decided to comply with the 1.5 degree limit.
"Translated, that means: We don't have another legislative period to waste on a transport minister who refuses to do his job." .
Climate activist calls for Wissing's resignation: Limiting global warming is practically impossible
The climate protection goals of the world are in acute danger if the climate-damaging greenhouse gases are not drastically reduced in this decade, as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) based in Geneva warned in its synthesis report on Monday.
The goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels (1850-1900) is virtually impossible, according to the report.
The 1.5 degrees could even be exceeded in the first half of the 2030s.