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Climate protection : the Minister should deliver by the end of may proposals

The Federal government is trying to make pace for a package of measures for more climate protection. The competent ministries should provide by the end of may proposals, such as the 2030 climate targets can be achieved. The environment Minister, Svenja Schulze (SPD) announced on Wednesday in Berlin after the first meeting of the climate Cabinet. The proposals should then be an overall concept. "It must now be traded," said Schulze.

The climate Cabinet under the chairmanship of Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) has agreed on appointments to the end of August, as Schulze said. The goal is to bring the end of the year statutory provisions on the way, so that the climate protection targets for 2030 will be achieved. "It is clear to all that it is not a simple task."

to set The appropriate Minister to be responsible for the proposals on the table. Specifically, the transport, the energy industry, agriculture and the building sector. The Ministry of the environment be tested then, whether the proposals were sufficient to achieve the climate objectives. At the end of may, the "climate Cabinet would provide" an Overview of all the areas.

climate targets for 2020.

Germany misses misses his target to reduce climate - damaging greenhouse gases for 2020-were planned to be 40 percent less than in 1990, expected it to be only 32 percent Union and SPD agreed in the coalition agreement, a law or several laws, which ensures compliance with the climate protection goals by 2030, namely 55 per cent less greenhouse gases than in 1990. In addition to the fight against global warming is also about money: If Germany EU-tearing goals, and pollution needs to buy the rights of other States, that can be expensive.

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Schulze will, in the future, those ministries have to pay in the region of too little does. The does your draft for a climate protection act. This is how a lot of areas such as transport, industry or agriculture must reduce their greenhouse gas emissions every year, so that Germany will reach the climate protection target for 2030.

Concrete measures to ensure Schulze leaves in their design departments. This applies especially to colleagues from the Union transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer (CSU), Minister for economic Affairs, Peter Altmaier (CDU), Minister of agriculture, Julia Klöckner (CDU) and construction Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU). Against the plans Schulze there is resistance, the Union is opposed to rigid requirements. Schulze had accused the Union Ministers on several occasions, to have so far done too little. It could hide not a member of the Federal government's "longer," she had said.

environment Minister Schulze called the atmosphere "constructive"

After the meeting of the climate Cabinet, you spoke of a constructive atmosphere. Wool is now "under hook". Each had to bear his part of the responsibility. Especially for the transport sector to provide for less CO2 emissions. Minister Scheuer had established a Commission, which had submitted a concept.

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Also, a possible CO2-pricing should be according to Schulze, is a theme in the discussions in the coalition Committee. Objective of a CO2 price is to increase the cost of emissions of the main greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide (CO2). This could increase the price of Driving cars with internal combustion engines. Schulze stressed that there needs to be a social compensation, the burden should fairly be distributed. The Union sees a CO2-price skeptical. (dpa)

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