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The basic programme of the Green : love all!

a Long time, the Greens had in the Ecology and climate protection is a unique feature. Now, you don't want to give up this, get out of the niche, those who care only to the subject. Offensively, the Green at prices under their management Duo of Anna Lena Baerbock, and Robert Habeck as the "Alliance party". Behind it is the simple recognition that one party alone, the global warming will not be able to stop, even if she gets in the polls, now up to 20 percent.

the term of the Alliance party hides two things: The Greens are ready, even in the Federal government, the various government coalitions, so as you practice it for a while in the countries. Do not try to find the in the fight against climate change allies, who were previously very close – from the industry Association BDI to the IG BCE trade Union, whose representatives loudly against the Coal phase-in protest.

In the search for new majorities, the Greens are currently receiving support from the students, the go Friday in Europe on the streets to demonstrate for more climate protection. The determination of this movement has again brought a swing in the debate as the Scare about the drought summer of 2018.

But while the Green inviting as never before, exacerbating other in the political spectrum of the Pitch. The Ökodebatte is run again with a vehemence, in the dispute with ideological notions fueled. It's not just AfD politicians who resort to drastic words, if you deny climate change.

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FDP-Chef Christian Lindner calls the "culture war" about the car, and warns of the "imminent beheading" of the auto industry. And also, the CDU-Boss Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer can't give in to the temptation to paint old enemy pictures on the wall. A speed limit on motorways? To torment motorists not to "punish". Eating less meat? Vegans wanted to make the lives of other people "to hell."

The focus of the discussion will be led, for the Green ambivalent. On the one hand the party uses them, because they benefited from the polarization. But at the same time, the Greens must have an interest in concrete, the debate re-verse, if you want to win majorities for a different climate - and environmental policy.

Veggie Day as a Trauma

In the first Supplement to the basic program, the party leadership has submitted, is a clear Signal to potential partners: There are "planetary boundaries", the Greens, the climate as well as in the diversity of species. And this would provide the framework for the policy. Concrete proposals on how this can work with you, starting with a price for the climate-damaging greenhouse gas CO2 to the introduction of climate tariffs to protect domestic companies. You also make it clear that you are on the path to more climate protection willing to compromise – at least for the instruments.

it is striking that the Green world avoid sinking sounds, you want to radiate optimism. "Change in Confidence" is overwritten to the interim report, it sounds a little bit to the Church. They point to the successes of the environmental movement, among other things, to the fact that in the Rhine the salmon swim. In the advertising spot of the Greens for the Federal election of 1980, the granddaughter had asked your grandpa, why all the fish were dead. “Because the industry poisoned the Rhine water”, replied the at that time. Today, party chief Habeck says he doesn't think in terms of apocalyptic scenarios. Policy can do something, is his message.

The attempt of the Greens to be open to new connections in all directions, but it also has a price. As the party of 2013 with the demand for a meat-free day per week in public canteens in the election campaign, hurt her massively. The Image of the prohibition party, it was so fast, the Veggie Day was to the Trauma. In the party there is a Consensus since then, that one must focus, first and foremost, to change the structures of the mass animal husbandry to the taxation of aviation fuel.

It is understandable that the Green life style, do not want to make questions on the topic. Who wants as many as possible to take, should not get in the way. To be quite honest however, it is not. In Curbing climate change, structure changes more than the behaviour of the individual.

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speak" This is not to say, however, that the individual way of life is no matter On the contrary, The more people decide to eat less meat, to make the car more often, or to miss a flight, the more pressure is created on the policy, to change the structures slightly. This effect should not underestimate the Greens.

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