On 13.12.2022, the state parliament passed the new version of the Bavarian Climate Protection Act. With this law, Bavaria wants to become climate neutral by 2040 – five years earlier than the federal government. The new version of the law was triggered by a ruling of the Federal Constitutional Court, in which the judges in Karlsruhe – referring to the federal government – had demanded that more binding targets for the reduction of emissions be set in a climate protection law. As a result, Bavaria had also revised its law, which had been passed shortly before.
Press release No. 201/22 of the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection of 13.12.2022:
Glauber: Climate Protection Act 2.0 points the way to a climate-neutral future – Landtag gives green light
Homepage of the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection:
Climate Neutral Bavaria 2040
Bavarian Climate Package II
Draft bill of the state government (as of 30.06.2022): Law amending the Bavarian Climate Protection Act and other legal provisions.
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