Zurich's climate summit in the criticism

at the end of January, the Zurich municipality President received a brief E-Mail. "Save the Date", it was said that "climate dialogue, Canton–municipalities

Zurich's climate summit in the criticism

at the end of January, the Zurich municipality President received a brief E-Mail. "Save the Date", it was said that "climate dialogue, Canton–municipalities on Friday, 15. May, 2020." The information on this climate change summit were thin. But the sender weighty: justice Director Jacqueline Fehr, SP, responsible for the municipalities, and the Director of planning Martin Neukom, Green, also as a "climate Minister" is known.

Now, the Association of the Zurich municipality President, and the President has sent a critical letter to the government. The President the President Jörg Denouncing in his turn, the President of the municipality of Gossau, does not want to make the letter public, "the letter remains the letter". The FDP politician but, Writing to summarize. "The issue of climate protection is important to us," he begins, "for example, there are already 50 energy cities in the Canton. And an exchange between the Canton and the municipalities is certainly useful."

"We feel exploited"

Two things would irritate the municipalities but, says Jörg continue to Churn. First, the date: On 15. May, Switzerland will take place more climate-strike of pupils. "We feel exploited. The word strike is occupied politically quite negative." Kündigs second point: the money. Until last year, a community forum was held in November, organized by the Canton. Since we met for the exchange. However, last year, the cantonal Parliament cut the Budget of Jacqueline Fehrs justice Directorate, to which the councillor is the community forum for 2020 cancelled. "This type of Setting is weird," says Jörg Kündig, "recently, it was said, there is no money for a Forum to be available, a climate summit is possible."

"Weird: recently, it was said, there is no money for a Forum was available – a climate summit, but it is possible."Jörg Kündig, President of the commune Association

shortly after Sending the invitation to the climate summit, the SVP had ideologues of both the "left-green leader" Martin Neukom, and Jacqueline Fehr criticized. "Government Council's legitimisation of the truancy" is the title of a request from a member of the Parliament Orlando Wyss. He writes: "That such an event was just hot air produced, but a lot of the Tax base verb that is in sight."

government: "Mutual Learning"

Why is convened the climate summit? What is it going to be, exactly? "Effective climate protection requires the commitment of all", reply, Martin Neukom, and Jacqueline Fehr. "Because it takes on all levels of government, climate protection measures and as a matter of urgency." It is "to work together to devise specific courses of action. This also means that municipalities can already imagine practiced measures, and mutual Learning is possible."

15. In may, the day of the climate strikes, be suitable, according to the organizers, because the subject of enjoy to this day a high attention.

Created: 28.02.2020, 16:11 PM

Updated Date: 02 March 2020, 19:01

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