Frankfurt (dpa/lhe) - From the point of view of scientists, at least ten percent of the state budget in Hesse should be reserved for climate protection. This was explained by the "Scientists for Future Hessen" association in an open letter to the state government, according to a statement on Thursday. Climate protection must become a municipal duty. On the way to a climate-neutral Hessen by 2045, there should be intermediate targets, combined with emergency programs if the intermediate targets are missed. The researchers are also committed to socially acceptable climate protection.
"The politics of the current legislative period sets the course for or against a future that is about our existence here in Hesse as part of life on our planet," affirmed "Scientists for Future". Among other things, it is about securing the economic basis, protecting the health of particularly vulnerable groups and the future of agriculture and forestry. The experts warned that the current pace of climate policy efforts in Hesse is far from sufficient to seriously implement the Paris climate goals, which are binding under international law.