News Digest Item
14 Dec 2016

“Disaster is looming”


Emission reduction targets for the building sector laid out in Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050 combined with a planned limit to passing on modernising costs to tenants could “end in disaster” if landlords had to foot the bill, writes Michael Fuchs, Vice-Chairman of the conservative CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, in a guest commentary for Handelsblatt. “We have a conflict of objectives between the wish for affordable housing and highly ambitious climate targets. It is the task of a responsible government to make such conflicts of objectives transparent and find passable compromises together with the affected actors,” writes Fuchs.

For background read the CLEW factsheet Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050.

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