The coalition committee negotiated. Young people are calling for climate aid and social conditions to be the focus of economic aid
For a change on a Tuesday. Today there was in at least 60 German cities from Aachen to Zittau, from Lindenberg in Allgäu to Keel Demonstrations and actions by the Fridays for Future movement. The reason for this is, on the one hand, the relaxed restrictions, but above all today’s negotiations on economic programs and scrappage bonuses in the Berlin coalition: According to the hashtag for the campaigns: #KlimaZielStattLobbydeal.
“Germany also pays billions of euros to climate-damaging industries. These economic aid must be linked to climate-friendly conditions,” is it[called[called for example at Fridays for Future Cologne. In a press release sent by email from the nationwide coordination, the students demand that all measures are measured by whether they comply with the requirements of the Paris Agreement agreed 1.5-degree goal. It must be ensured that the taxpayers’ money “drives the transformation towards a climate-neutral and crisis-proof economy”.
All subsidies for fossil fuels would have to be abolished. In addition, it is demanded that there can only be rescue for badly quoted companies if they present a plan that can comply with the Paris Agreement. Finally, the federal government is expected to make a clear decision against car purchase premiums.
“The money that the grand coalition decides today will have to be borne by our generation in the coming years and decades. If the government in the largest economic package since the end of the Second World War does not focus on the climate crisis and social conditions, we will set that back by years. Time that we no longer have. In today’s negotiations, the CDU, CSU and SPD must finally show that they are committed to the 1.5-degree goal. Our expectations could not be higher. ”
Quang Paasch, Fridays for Future Berlin