Focus on climate in Bavarian coalition treaty is a surprise, but might be less ambitious than first meets the eye - reports
The focus on climate in Bavaria’s coalition treaty between conservative parties Christian Socialist Union (CSU) and Free Voters is a surprise, writes Peter Issig for the Die Welt. “Some of it seems to have been copied directly from the Greens,” writes Issig. Analyses of the recent election in Bavaria had revealed disappointment with the CSU’s environmental policies also among conservative voters. But the local Green Party said the agreement was mainly greenwashing, and that it will be decisive whether the climate targets will remain a “fig leaf” or whether they will be backed up by concrete measures.
Jakob Schlandt writes in Tagesspiegel Background that Bavaria’s aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to under two tonnes per citizen annually by 2050 was equivalent to a cut of 80 percent – the less ambitious end of Germany’s climate target range of 80-95 percent.
Read the article in German here.
Find background in the article New Bavarian government coalition plans state climate protection law and the factsheet Facts on the German state elections in Bavaria.