Climate protection targets should play a “significantly bigger role” in federal transport minister Alexander Dobrindt’s transport infrastructure plan 2030, Maria Krautzberger, president of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA), said in an interview with Handelsblatt. She criticised the fact that more budget is planned for the new construction and development of streets than for rail transport. “The focus is simply wrong. What is missing in Germany is a commitment to rail transport. Such a commitment is urgently needed if we want to take the Paris climate agreement seriously,” said Krautzberger.
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