“Are jobs more important than the climate?”
Job security should be valued higher than environmental protection, according to a motion for the federal party conference of the Christian Democratic Party (CDU) in December, writes Thomas Vitzthum in Die Welt. The motion calls for an impact assessment for the German job market development before new environmental standards are introduced. “Until now, there is hardly any weighing of job losses and environment protection goals. We demand that this play a role in the discussions, and that some environmental standards are given up, if need be,” says motion author Karl-Josef Laumann, president of the Christian Democratic Employees' Association (CDA). CDA is the social wing of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
Read the article in German here.