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A joke for our earth – Left recessed CO2-law

After four days of negotiations had watered down the CO2 act in such a way that neither the Left nor the right was able to make something of it: The national Council has rejected the submission on Tuesday of the total vote.

The decision was made with 92 to 60 votes with 43 abstentions. Only the middle-parties CVP and FDP have agreed that the SP and the BDP did not engage in a majority. The rejection comes not to enter in on the act.

The Failure of the CO2 act is not entirely surprising. The SVP had been from the beginning, however, the Ratslinke and the middle parties, were the result of the deliberations dissatisfied.

SP-President Christian Levrat speaks in this connection of a "lost in legislation":

For the Greens, it was simply "impudence":

With the total revision of the CO2 act is to meet the Federal Council obligations under the climate agreement of Paris, and the climate policy after 2020. Switzerland is to contribute to limiting the global temperature rise to below 2 degrees, according to the national Council of "well below 2 degrees".

by 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent below 1990 levels. Contrary to the request of the Federal Council, the national Council decided that the reduction to large Parts can be done through the purchase of emission allowances abroad. A domestic share, he refused.

Video: climate Demo on Parliament square
on Saturday, hundreds of protesters warned of a weakening of the CO2-law. Keystone

the measures, the Council watered down the law. He spoke out against a uniform building standard. In addition, the goal of a reduction of the building emissions by 50 percent compared to 1990 must be achieved for the buildings until 2030.

The increase in the maximum rate of the CO2 levy on fuels of 120 to 210 Swiss francs per Tonne of CO2, the national Council voted on the last day. The System of the refund of the tax, but he was more smears.

Hope on the Council of States

The WWF responded to the crash in the national Council immediately via Communiqué: "for Four days, the national Council has advised the CO2 act and the climate protection of burial: if the FDP and SVP would have Switzerland, a goal-free, CO2-law, which caused the primary cost would be for the climate is a backward step."

"WWF is happy to support this, because back on the" 1 " damage limitation," said Patrick Hofstetter, head of climate and energy at WWF Switzerland. The WWF set out that the Council of States "discussed problems and solutions in a sober and a CO2-law decides, which makes a fair contribution to the implementation of the Paris climate agreement". (sda)

Created: 11.12.2018, 10:20 p.m.

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