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read The Problem of the free-minded with the climate policy goes deep, very deep. It is the question of a party that has dedicated itself for the past 40 years, the Slogan “More freedom, less state” is tangent to, and which means: less regulation, less legislation and, above all, no new bans.

So it was, therefore, nothing but consistent that the FDP in the winter session, when the revised Swiss CO₂ law was negotiated in the national Council, precisely to the fact aimed. Against more state.

needs to be achieved is Not a fixed destination, which is the proportion of CO₂ emission reductions in the domestic. No levy on airline tickets. No fixed amount, wherein the increase in the petrol price is capped.

Now, however, any effective climate policy, like any effective environmental policy, with regulations, with regulations, and, Yes, also Prohibited.

The Switzerland new cars must be equipped with certain 1986 as the first European country in Europe, with a catalyst. The air in the country was better.

Switzerland signed a year later, the Montreal Protocol, which provided for a ban for the propellant and a refrigerant, CFCs. This is also why the ozone hole is closing gradually.

Switzerland ratified in June 2017, the climate agreement of Paris, and undertook to contribute to the global temperature rise can be limited to well below 2 degrees Celsius. Just how?

The Difficult part of a liberal policy, said the FDP-President Petra Gössi once with respect to TIME, that one could not prescribe for self-responsibility laws. The Difficult part of a handles climate policy is that personal responsibility alone is not enough.

This article dates back to the TIME no 09/2019. Here you can read the entire issue.

to buy a Tesla is better for the climate than a Diesel SUV. But even better, stricter CO₂ are limits. To order In the canteen is the Veggie special, instead of the menu 1 meat might help to curb the rise in sea level a little bit. But a lot of it is more effective to reconsider the state subsidies paid out to cattle farmers.

the policy is a “moral multiplier”. According to the author, David Wallace put it-Wells recently in the New York Times in a brilliant climate-Essay. Your Whole is more than the sum of all the individual decisions.

Nevertheless, it was, of all things, the bad Conscience of an Individual and its concern for a snow-free summit in the old country, as well as the Welfare of their own children, which left the free-thinking climate policy-Phalanx.

FDP councillor Ruedi Noser announced that the glacier-Initiative, because it is him, sad voice, that the Vrenelisgärtli in the Glarus Alps is more and more often, aper and his two Teenage daughters challenged in the climate issue again and again, was the support clear: Here comes something to Slip.

The glaciers-the Initiative requires that the greenhouse gas emissions of Switzerland are to be reduced to zero by 2050. No Oil, no Gas, no coal. The objectives of the Paris climate conference to be implemented.

“I don’t want to lost in 20 years before my children and have to say: you’re right, we should have done something,” said Noser in the NZZ am Sonntag. Not after the dust-dry summer of 2018, has made the climate issue, with each day not a drop of rain fell, urgent. And certainly not more after the visit of Greta Thunberg.

The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist went in January in a 30-hour train ride from Sweden to Switzerland to speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the politicians and economic bosses to. But above all, she was impressed with the young Swiss people with your Charisma.

Friday day of the strike is tails, the students. They are calling for the Declaration of “climate emergency” and the greenhouse gas emissions want to reduce to zero – not by 2050, but already in 2030. Your image of the enemy, this is not the SVP, with it, you have to complete, but the FDP. In its destructive role in the parliamentary debate on the revised CO₂-law, you see the reason for its total Failure. The FDP, which believes in the Youth slang of the day: “Fuck da Planet!”.

the beginning of February, adults have joined the climate-protests – according to the organizers, over 65,000 people in 14 cities and called for swift Action on climate policy.

The Situation is reminiscent of the late 1980s, as the environmental movement is suddenly Mainstream, the ecological spirit of the times swept over the political Elite – and finally, in 1994, a radical, seemingly no-win referendum was held as the Alps Initiative, a majority.