Climate protection law in Baden-Württemberg: Too much marketing, too little concrete – Baden-Württemberg

The black-green climate protection law has elicited mixed reactions from the SPD, FDP and AfD opposition. Are emissions only shifted abroad?

The green and black climate protection law has met with contradictory responses from the opposition in the country. While the SPD welcomed the agreement on fixed targets for the individual sectors as overdue, the FDP and AfD expressed criticism.

“Setting sector targets is certainly publicity, but hardly makes sense,” said climate policy spokesman for the FDP parliamentary group, Daniel Karrais. The traffic light in the federal government wants to overcome the sector targets, Baden-Württemberg is introducing them. The country itself does not have the regulatory competence to achieve the goals. Once again, the state government cuts itself off from the federal government and the EU. “It would be more important for the Ministry of the Environment to support the temporary extension of Neckarwestheim’s service life. That would be a real contribution to climate protection in these times.”

Baden-Württemberg has some catching up to do

The environmental policy spokesman for the AfD parliamentary group, Uwe Hellstern, warned that climate protection requirements that were too strict would damage the location. Production and CO2 emissions would simply be shifted abroad. “If agriculture has to save fertilizer, this leads to reduced yields that have to be offset by imports. It won’t do the world any good,” Hellstern said.

The SPD MP Gernot Gruber, on the other hand, described the climate protection law as an “important and right step”. Apparently, the environmental politicians have prevailed, especially in the CDU. However, the country has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to CO2 savings, he said after a meeting of his parliamentary group in Constance. Compared to 1990, emissions have only fallen by 26 percent. Compared to the federal government (40 percent) and the state’s own target of 65 percent for 2030, there is still a large gap to be closed. That’s why it’s now a matter of individual points. “We need less marketing and more concrete measures,” said Gruber.


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