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Source: Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz DeutschlandBerlin / Dannenrod. The clearing in the Dannenröder Forest in Hesse for the further construction of the controversial A 49 is imminent: Today the first felling work began in the neighboring Herrenwald for the future motorway route. The Federation for Environment and Nature Conservation Germany (BUND), the campaign alliance “No A 49”, Campact, Fridays for Future and the Friends of Nature Germany are calling for an immediate stop to tree felling and calling for a protest. On Sunday, thousands of people are expected for a demonstration at Dannenröder Forest. Together we demand: “Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer and the Hessian state government must stop the construction of the A 49 and save the Dannenröder Forest. We need a fundamental change in traffic. ” To underline this, the alliance is calling for a demonstration on Sunday, October 4th at 12 p.m. directly at the Dannenröder forest Million people with safe drinking water. All of this would be endangered by the motorway. The plans for the A 49 are 40 years old – and in view of the climate crisis, drought and forest dieback, completely out of date. We do not need new motorways, but the consistent expansion of rail traffic and local public transport. We can only stop the climate crisis with a real turnaround in traffic. Olaf Bandt, BUND Chairman: “The climate crisis shows: We don’t need new motorways, but the consistent expansion of rail and local public transport. The planned clearings are further evidence of a failed transport policy. Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer must finally shape the mobility of tomorrow. With a demonstration right next to the forest, we and many people protect ourselves in front of the old trees and this valuable forest. ”Christoph Bautz, Managing Director of Campact:“ Clearing an ancient forest for a motorway – that is completely out of time in times of the climate crisis like. On Sunday this project met the resistance of thousands of people in the Dannenröder forest. In the Hambach Forest in the Rhineland, we managed to stop an insane project that had long been decided – with a diverse and broadly supported protest movement. Such a climate movement is also emerging in the Dannenröder forest these days. ”Lilly Claudi, Fridays for Future:“ In the midst of the climate crisis, destroying a healthy mixed forest for a completely outdated transport concept shows once again that the Paris Agreement is part of daily politics receives no attention. That needs to change. That is why we are fighting together for the preservation of the Dannenröder forest. ”Uwe Hiksch, Friends of Nature Germany and registrant of the rally:“ We demand the immediate termination of the evictions by the police and a moratorium until the next federal election. We friends of nature want to turn the elections into a vote for a climate-friendly transport policy. The evictions that have begun show that the federal government is sticking to its Stone Age planning for the A 49. Together with thousands, we will make it clear on Sunday that we reject the car-based transport policy and advocate an ecological and sustainable transport policy. ”Barbara Schlemmer, Action Alliance“ No A 49 ”:“ We consider it unacceptable in times of climate crisis and species extinction to destroy old forests and Natura 2000 areas such as the Dannenröder Forest and the Herrenwald. As a result of these developments, from our point of view the business basis for the old planning has ceased to exist. Therefore, a rethink is imperative. ”Our solidarity goes to the activists who want to peacefully and resolutely save the Dannenröder forest in their tree houses. At our demonstration on Sunday, protection from Corona has the highest priority: We demonstrate with masks and ensure, that everyone can keep the minimum distance. More information to the overview
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