The industry Association BDI has accused environmental groups of a blockade in the case of measures for more climate protection in transport.

“The environmental groups have to give up their opposition to greater use of renewable and synthetic fuels,” said Holger Lösch, Deputy chief Executive of the Federal Association of German industry (BDI), the German press Agency. “You are substantially important on the road to Decarbonisation by 2050.” With the concept of the shift from a fossil energy refers to sources such as coal, Oil and Gas, the climate-damaging greenhouse gases.

Meanwhile, cities ‘ President, Markus Lewe, the Federal government threw to the climate protection in the transport neglected for a long time. The coalition needs to give the subject a “much higher priority,” he said of the dpa.

On Friday afternoon, the steering Committee of the “National platform for future mobility advises” a report on climate protection in the transport. The platform has several working groups. The climate-AG is the originally in the coalition agreement proposed Commission on climate protection in the transport. The report of the “National platform” could be the basis for Action for the policy.

The climate Commission, from industry, trade unions, traffic, and environmental organizations had an interim report not presented – the proposed measures sufficient to achieve climate goals for 2030, in the transport completely.

to reach to A report in the Newspapers of the Funke media group (Friday), according to the Ministry of transport is nevertheless confident that the required climate targets in the sector. The Newspapers referred to an internal submission to Minister, Andreas Scheuer (CSU). The Ministry come in the template, which should be of Scheuer signed off on a potential savings of 52 to 55 million tonnes of greenhouse gas by 2030. Together with measures already adopted in this rich, in order to reduce the emission of climate-damaging gases in the transport sector 163 on the climate protection plan of the government required 95 to 98 million tons. The proposals represent the “possible key elements of an instrument package” of the Ministry. Thus, the climate could be achieved goals “without restricting mobility.”

In the traffic has not decreased, greenhouse gas emissions since 1990. By 2030, you are to fall by 40 to 42 per cent – so it is in the climate protection plan, and to profess the Union and the SPD in the coalition agreement.

The industry rejected proposals from the environmental side, a binding E-car rate, and a Bonus-Malus-System, the buyer should bring to put on a climate-friendly car.

environmental groups turned against the industry required increased use of fuels derived from plants and from electricity. Press and hold the use and the expansion of biofuel-use incompatible with the objectives of environmental protection and nature conservation. It is criticized, for example, that Material is grown for biofuels on land previously used for food cultivation.

Commission member extinguishing said the industry had come contrary to the environmental page in the negotiations in the Commission. “This was not, however, the reverse is the case.”

He warned also to talk about the results small. The Commission have delivered valuable results. The climate change goals could, in principle, be achieved. “We came with the recommended measures, the aim of a lot closer than expected. Further steps are needed, but the individual mobility must not be and of Germany as a location not to damage more expensive.” Now the policy is the duty to develop a concept.

cities-President Lewe language with a view to the Commission on climate protection in the transport of the first good suggestions, and instruments. So have given it a great deal of Agreement, to promote Regional and local transport and Cycling and walking more. He spoke out for cheaper ticket prices in the Railways and in public TRANSPORT. The proposals would reduce the need for further follow, by which the carbon dioxide emissions in addition to 16 to 26 million tons, and the significant gap. A Commission, however, no laws.

“it is Crucial, therefore, that the policy now takes the reins in the Hand, quickly, a strategy was developed, and effective decisions,” said Lewe. “The growth in traffic clearly shows: We need to change in the transport policy in Germany. We urgently need a shift in Traffic on the way to sustainable mobility.”