Wiesbaden (dpa/lhe) - Hesse's Prime Minister Boris Rhein (CDU) has confirmed the state government's plans to present a Hessian climate law this year. In doing so, the state wants to give its climate goals legal status for the first time, he said in his first government statement on Tuesday in the state parliament in Wiesbaden. Hesse should therefore become climate-neutral by 2045, five years earlier than initially planned.
According to Rhein, a new climate protection plan will be drawn up to reduce Hessian greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in accordance with the Paris Climate Protection Agreement and the climate targets of the EU and the federal government. Important building blocks are the expansion of bus and rail transport and inexpensive tickets, such as the planned municipal ticket for all employees of the Hessian municipalities. An amendment to the Hessian energy law is also intended to provide "important impulses for the expansion of renewable energies and for greater energy efficiency in buildings".