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Source: Federation for the Environment and Nature Conservation GermanyBerlin. Climate change has long been a reality. Therefore, Germany must act now and quickly take further measures to reduce CO2 emissions if the Paris climate target of a maximum of 1.5 degrees global warming is to be met. The transport sector in particular has not yet reduced its CO2 emissions. Mobility in its current form stands in the way of climate protection. The Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND), Fridays for Future and the United Services Union (Verdi) therefore stand for a fundamental change in mobility – in future, the environmental alliance must be strengthened and significantly improved in relation to car traffic Public transport services are the focus of political action. Bus and rail are the future and those who work in this area need good working conditions. Therefore, decisive steps towards reliable and fundamentally changed financing in transport and infrastructure policy are required by putting the financing and promotion of public transport on a solid footing. The federal states and municipalities cannot do this on their own, which is why the federal government has to commit itself financially. Antje von Broock, Managing Director Politics and Communication at BUND: “We need a complete restart of transport and investment policy. The stop of the clearing of the Dannenröder forest and the end of the construction of the A49 motorway would be a strong sign of the state government of Hesse and the Federal Minister of Transport Scheuer for this new start. These and other new highway construction projects must be stopped immediately. Rather, the funds planned for the no longer up-to-date construction of the new trunk road must be reallocated to improve local public transport. This is the only way the mobility transition can really succeed. ”Helena Marschall, activist of Fridays for Future:“ In view of the still increasing emissions and politics in the transport sector that are far from humans, it is urgently necessary that a socially and climate-friendly mobility transition takes place. That means fair working conditions for employees in local public transport and not new highways that destroy forests. ”Christine Behle, Vice-President of Verdi:“ Measures to reduce CO2 in the transport sector are overdue. Bus and train are the most efficient means of transport and essential to stop the climate crisis, but people must also have the chance to switch to bus and train. Public subsidies for local public transport have been cut by over 20 percent over the past 20 years, and 15,000 jobs have been cut. The employees are on strike because they can no longer accept the burdens resulting from this austerity program. ”More informationTo overview
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