Additional benefit and essential elements of a climate-protection law with legally-binding climate-protection targets

Additional benefit and essential elements of a climate-protection law with legally-binding climate-protection targets

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Abstract

Legislative formalization of climate-protection targets is one of the most effective options for increasing climate protection. A climate-protection plan with concrete methods for implementation is necessary in addition to the general climate-protection law. Thus, an “either/or” decision is not recommended. Rather, both instruments are necessary: a general climate-protection law with legally-binding targets and regulations, and a climate-protection plan for implementing objectives. These two instruments are closely intertwined.