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Climate policy at the expense of the poor

surcharges on the gasoline, it would only make the poor, then you might as before, only the Rich fly. A common criticism of the address of young environmentalists, the effective measures for CO2 reduction challenge. So the critics actually have a sore spot of the movement.

Be favored, for example, energy-efficiency renovations of homes for tax purposes, benefit mainly the Wealthy. Conversely, supplements of a burden on petrol or kerosene, especially the poor. It is clear that without the social safety net is neither grippy petrol - kerosene price increases in our direct democracy to have a Chance.

But there is a non-bureaucratic way to a social climate policy.The output from the fuel must be returned surcharges to the population, so a social compensation takes place. Who has a lower income gets a higher amount will be refunded as a well-to-do households. Poorer people in need due to a lack of public TRANSPORT Connections to the car would be charged less. Well-supplied households could be exempt entirely from the refund. Also, renovations to improve energy efficiency could be promoted, in accordance with the income ratios.

Only for an integrated climate policy is a majority. The also need to the French President. With the gasoline tax, he has brought thousands of commuters to the barricades, and can be enjoyed for months more a child of government activity.

* Hans Kissling was the chief of the Statistical office of the Canton of Zurich.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 20.03.2019, 21:17 PM

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