Black-Green coalition: That’s in the coalition agreement – News

As of: 06/22/2022 6:32 p.m

They negotiated for about four weeks. Now the joint employment contract is in place. CDU and Greens want to make Schleswig-Holstein climate-neutral by 2040.

It is the first time that the CDU and the Greens have formed a coalition in Schleswig-Holstein. The foundation for this, according to the coalition agreement, had already been laid in recent years: “We are united by our aspiration to solve the challenges of the present and the future together. We are willing to break new ground.”

Specifically, the partners formulate the goal that Schleswig-Holstein should “become the first climate-neutral industrial state and achieve this goal by 2040.” When it came to the timetable, the parties met in the middle: the CDU had called the year 2045 in the election program, the Greens wanted 2035 at the latest.

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Climate protection in good shape

Both agree “that climate neutrality offers a great opportunity for prosperity, security of supply, value creation and competitiveness in our country.”

The concrete measures are to be summarized in a climate protection program. The coalition also wants to enshrine climate protection in the constitution. Within the state government, the state secretaries should take stock every six months and, if necessary, propose additional measures if goals are not achieved.

In order to accelerate the expansion of renewable energies, there should be a solar requirement on the roofs of new buildings from 2025. Additional areas are to be made available for wind power. To do this, “all criteria, with the exception of the distances to residential buildings, which we will retain, (…) will be subjected to an intensive examination.”

Plan faster, support farmers

The CDU and the Greens want to speed up the planning process for infrastructure projects, namely through “constructive support for the approval authorities”, closer integration of the individual approval steps and an early exchange between all those involved in planning. The changes to the state water law, which are intended to speed up the construction of an LNG terminal, are to be checked to see whether they can also be transferred to other projects.

The aim is also for planning documents to be submitted and laid out in digital form. The competent authorities are also to be supported with more staff.

In the area of ​​agriculture, a key issue is “planning security” for farmers. Federal and EU standards do not want to be “tightened further and thus prevent competitive disadvantages for our domestic agriculture.” Good agricultural land should be “available primarily for agricultural use” – the contract says.

There is a clear commitment to local agriculture, whether conventional or ecological. Nevertheless, the CDU and the Greens call the goal of “doubling the proportion of organic farms.”

Police, education, housing

According to the coalition, the state police should not only be better staffed, but also innovatively equipped. There should be a cyber hundred and more IT experts. The facility in Glückstadt pending deportation will remain in place. However, no children and young people should be accommodated there.

The structures in the schools should not be touched. Computer science becomes a compulsory subject from class five, and further new positions for special education teachers are also planned. The daycare centers should get more places and skilled workers, parental contributions should continue to decrease.

For more affordable living space, 15,000 apartments are to be built each year, social housing and the heating transition are to be promoted. With a housing protection law, the municipalities should take active action against abuses and neglect and also be allowed to impose fines.

Financing reservation for everything that costs money

The coalition partners are also committed to continuing construction of the A20, want to use the opportunities offered by the fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt and recognize the importance of the defense technology industry. The parties also want to promote the shortage of skilled workers with targeted immigration – and with the removal of bureaucratic hurdles for immigrants.

In the “Finances” chapter, the coalition commits to complying with the debt brake. Capital expenditure is to be stabilized at a high level. The following applies to the black-green plans: “Structural measures with cost effects agreed with the coalition agreement will be agreed upon with the preparation and approval of the budget between the coalition partners and, depending on the financial situation, implemented step by step. All projects are subject to financing.”

Seven ministries become eight

The division of departments is also regulated in the coalition agreement: According to this, there will be eight ministries instead of the previous seven. The health sector is combined with the judiciary in one ministry. Social, youth, family, seniors with integration and equality in another. The agriculture department is separated from the Ministry for Energy Transition, Climate and Environmental Protection. The Ministry of Education will be expanded to include the area of ​​vocational training – which was previously in the Ministry of Economics.

The State Chancellery is responsible for federal affairs and digitization. In principle, all departments are staffed by two state secretaries. The head of the state chancellery counts as a minister in the future. In total there are nine ministerial posts in eight ministries.

Two party conferences next week will have the last word on the coalition agreement. If both parties agree, Daniel Günther is to be re-elected Prime Minister next week in the state parliament.

Further information

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