News Digest Item
23 Feb 2018

Diesel driving ban case already a “slap in government’s face” - VCD

Sustainable transport association VCD

While it is unfortunate that Germany’s Federal Administrative Court has postponed a ruling on diesel driving bans aimed at cutting air pollution in cities, the court case has already been a “slap in the government’s face,” according to German transport and environmental association Verkehrsclub Deutschland (VCD), which promotes sustainable mobility. “It is remarkable that all participants in the hearing sharply criticised the federal government for its inaction regarding clean air," the club said in a statement. There was broad agreement in the courtroom that federal regulation such as a 'blue badge' to identify clean cars could have created a clear regulatory framework years ago, according to the VCD.

Find the VCD statement in German here.

For background, read the CLEW article German top court postpones ruling on diesel driving bans and the factsheet Diesel driving bans in Germany – The Q&A.

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