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revolutions do not read more today on the barricades, you will come across Numbers. The following Figures, for example, can be read as if they came directly from the party headquarters of the Greens, but they wrote the Federal Association of German industry (BDI): petrol and Diesel would have to be in Germany about a third more expensive. The number of electric cars would have to rise up to the year 2030, ten million, twice as many as previously expected. 2500 kilometers of highway would need to be provided with overhead wires, among which power-driven trucks would travel, much like today, the trams in the city.

All of this was necessary, stated in the BDI analysis, in order to achieve the climate protection goal of the Federal government. By 2030, the carbon is expected to decrease emissions by 55 percent by 2050, the country economies, as well as carbon-neutral. And that is just not so. It means a turning point in our life and economy, as they have long not experienced. It is also necessary, so the economic experts, the investment of a total of more than 250 billion euros. That’s the equivalent of more than two-thirds of the annual Federal budget.

If the Germans make a Revolution, then you solve a Ticket, it says. But that was once. Today, you have to sign a contract. And don’t talk then out of sheer shock of it.

Angela Merkel agreed to in the December 2015 climate Treaty of Paris, she decided, in fact, a Revolution: the end of the fossil age. Germany committed itself under international law to make a national contribution to global climate protection. Angela Merkel, wrote that their government adopt concrete measures and these will also be known.

Unfortunately, only the government in the past three years, has not spoken about this turning point in the nachfossile time. Merkel conveyed rather the impression that it had to change so much. However, by 2030, there are only eleven years old, slowly time is running out, and therefore make it everywhere in the country now people specifically thought, which would mean the compliance with climate protection goals – and what you already today have to do. Also, why is the Munich reinsurance group (Munich Re) drums for considerably more Engagement in the climate policy. And that’s why the economy published Association such as the BDI on a climate study. The companies want to know what they are exactly and where you may business opportunities.

Germany mired in a strange, potentially fatal contradiction: Large parts of the economy, including the auto companies, but also the farmers want more clarity for the future, as the government of the outgoing Era, Merkel dares to create. Paris is now – or does it not apply?

This article dates back to the TIME no 10/2019. Here you can read the entire issue.

Therefore, is broken out in the coalition is a veritable armed to the climate protection. Triggers the draft of the climate protection act, the environment Minister, Svenja Schulze (SPD) is sent last week to the Chancellery of the so-called early coordination. The use of the Minister, whose concern is so contentious that only the Chancellor realise it, and through the Cabinet and the Bundestag traffic controllers. The climate protection act is a tricky one, because it forces every Federal Minister, the government promise to finally implement: According to the draft law, each Ministry is responsible for compliance with the climate protection objectives in own area of responsibility. The targets are missed, penalties are paid from the respective Ministeriumsetat.

Since then, there is a crash between the Union and the SPD. Although the CDU had rubber-stamped during the coalition negotiations-negotiators of a climate bill. But since the Minister of the environment is serious, and like many no longer remember. Schulze’s bill will serve neither the climate protection and the preservation of jobs, criticised business Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU). Of “de-democratization” and a “national economic plan in a green robe” speaks of the CDU group Vice-Georg Nüßlein.

The Union-run ministries have simply no interest in the burdens of climate protection will be discussed and their Ministers are associated with the cost of the Whole. Or with the cost of failure. In fact, the Union has resorted to at the beginning of this legislative target those departments that now have to save the most carbon.

for example, agriculture: in Order to reduce the emissions of climate-damaging gases, would have to decline the production of meat and dairy drastically. Especially the cattle is problematic, because in the digestion of the animals, the harmful methane is produced. In Arable farming, intensive fertilization leads to nitrous oxide, which harms the climate is enormous. To 30 percent of the emissions in agriculture by 2030 would decrease (compared to 1990). But for that to happen to little. Although the government has promised, “the EU-agricultural subsidies in the climate policy decisions of the EU is based”. But Minister Julia Klöckner fights in these weeks in Brussels, in particular, to maintain the subsidies for conventional agriculture. For the climate-friendly organic farmers, it does almost nothing.