From Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s point of view, the climate protection goals can only be achieved if people support them. “When we say that everything has to change within a very short period of time, there are many people who say: I can’t keep up with that anymore,” said the SPD politician on Tuesday at his party’s citizens’ dialogue in Nagold (Calw district) in Baden-Württemberg. .

In order to achieve the climate goals in Germany, we have to make progress – “but in a way where everyone can go along and everyone thinks: I can do that too,” said Scholz. The debate about the heating law showed this.

In this context, Scholz also defended the planned reform of the Climate Protection Act. He believes that modernization is the right thing to do; the current law has restricted the scope too much.

The traffic light coalition made up of the SPD, Greens and FDP wants to reform the German climate protection law and thus create more scope for compliance with Germany’s climate goals. Accordingly, the sectoral goals should no longer be decisive, but rather the overall reduction.