The FDP has clearly rejected plans by the Greens' candidate for chancellor Annalena Baerbock to abolish low-cost and short-haul flights in the future.
FDP parliamentary secretary Marco Buschmann told the "Saarbrücker Zeitung" (Monday edition): "We don't want any micro-management of daily life by Ms Baerbock."
The proposal is a classic example of the Greens' "prohibition fetish", Buschmann further stressed. Such a path, however, was the wrong way to achieve the climate goals. People and businesses need leeway and flexibility in climate policy, too. "It would be better to set a fixed cap on CO2 emissions for Germany in accordance with the Paris Climate Agreement. How they are then used can be left to supply and demand," says Buschmann. pm, ots, mei