News Digest Item
30 Jun 2016

“Climate dictatorship”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The new Climate Action Plan 2050 being prepared by Germany pursues an “absolute priority” of climate protection, writes Andreas Mihm in an opinion-piece for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The plan is still vague but postulates targets which nobody is sure can be achieved. Using the “dictatorship of regulative law”, the environment minister suggests that oil and gas heatings will be forbidden, as will the use of turf in people’s gardens and the consumption of meat should be cut in half. Citizens will not put up with this “climate dictatorship” in the long-term, Mihm concludes.

Read a CLEW article on the latest Climate Action Plan draft and a CLEW factsheet on the first version of the decarbonisation plan.

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