Grune calls for immediate climate protection program

Grune calls for immediate climate protection program

The consequences of global warming in this country have been ignored "so that we can continue to claim that we can wait and see on climate protection and postpone the coal phase-out," said annalena baerbock, head of the green party, to the "westdeutsche allgemeine zeitung".

But the more time goes by, the more likely it is that costs will rise. Baerbock told "heilbronner stimme" that the federal government should work for an effective climate protection program, the end of coal, an ecological change in transportation and a CO2 price. "Unfortunately, it does not do this, but refuses to set guard rails that we achieve the climate protection goals. This is a great danger for this industrial country, especially for the automobile industry."

The head of grunen told the "rheinpfalz" newspaper that unlike other developed countries, there is no overarching plan in this country to limit the consequences of extreme weather events such as heavy rain or drought. At the federal level, there is only one climate adaptation program, "and that dates back to 2008".

In the "WAZ" she also complained that the cities were not sufficiently prepared for the consequences of climate change. What is needed are more green spaces, fresh air corridors, green facades and better damming of houses. But this also includes flood protection in the cities, where heavy rains led to flooding due to the complete sealing of the area.

In her view, aid money to compensate for drought failures should be tied to climate protection commitments: "less pesticides, less livestock, less monocultures in the fields. Otherwise it’s a bottomless pit."