This is the open pit mine Garzweiler II
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Überprüfung und Überarbeitung der Braunkohlenplanung in NRW: Einleitung eines Prüf- und Überarbeitungsverfahrens gemäß Artikel 30 Landesplanungsgesetz NRW zur Korrektur der Leitentscheidung 2021: “Neue Perspektiven für das Rheinische Braunkohlerevier”= Review and revision of lignite planning in NRW: Initiation of a review and revision procedure pursuant to Article 30 of the NRW State Planning Act to correct the 2021 Lead Decision: “New Perspectives for the Rhenish Lignite Mining Region”
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Hiermit schließe ich mich der Petition der Parents for Future Koeln vom 27.08.2021, Geschäftszeichen I.A. 3/17-P- 2021-24940-00, an.= I hereby join the petition of Parents for Future Koeln of 27th of August 2021, Nr. I.A. 3/17-P-2021-24940-00
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With the support of Armin Laschet’s state government, RWE still wants to burn 780 million tonnes of lignite from the Hambach and Garzweiler II opencast mines. This corresponds to 780 million tonnes of CO2.
In June 2021, the DIW comes to the following conclusion in the study “No degree further – Adjustment of opencast mining planning in the Rhenish lignite mining area to comply with the 1.5 degree limit”.
With appropriate early curtailment of production, a coal exit path in the Hambach and Garzweiler opencast mining complex still requires a maximum of 200 million tonnes by 2028. This coal exit path in line with the 1.5° budget also ensures the preservation of the Garzweiler villages.Catharina Rieve, Philipp Herpich, Luna Brandes, Pao-Yu Oei, Claudia Kemfert, Christian von Hirschhausen: – Politikberatung kompakt 169:
The 200 million tonnes of lignite were calculated with a
limitation of global warming to a maximum of 1.5°C with a compliance probability of 50 %.
Parents for Future Cologne also calculates with a limitation to a maximum of 1.5°C. A higher probability of occurrence of 83% is taken as a basis.
The 2021 Guidelines Decision must be revised and revised downwards Lignite production volumes to be revised and adjusted downwards to a maximum extraction of 100 million tonnes of lignite for the two opencast mines Hambach and Garzweiler as of 01.01.2020.
This consideration follows directly from guiding principle 2 b of the for Future ruling 1 BvR 2656/18 (Bundesverfassungsgericht = Federal Constitutional Court, Highest court in Germany). Here, the special duty of care of the state and the legislator for future generations is defined:
„If there is scientific uncertainty about environmentally relevant causal relationships, the special duty of care imposed on the legislature by Article 20a of the Basic Law, also for the benefit of future generations, includes taking into account already reliable indications of the possibility of serious or irreversible impairments.“Bundesverfassungsgericht (2021): Beschluss des Ersten Senats vom 24. März 2021
1 BvR 2656/18 -, Rn. 1-270,
The remaining budgets are derived from the 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published in August 2021.
The calculation here is analogous to the statement on the draft of the guiding decision “A Sustainable Perspective for the Rhenish Mining Area” by Parents for Future GERMANY et. al. and is derived from SRU 2020: Für eine entschlossenene Umweltpolitik in Deutschland und Europa, Umweltgutachten 2020, Berlin.
This residual budget consideration by the German Council of Environmental Experts was taken into account in several places in the for Future ruling 1 BvR 2656/18 of the Federal Constitutional Court:
Rz. 38 (Extract): With the reduction of CO2 emissions regulated in the Climate Protection Act, the CO2 residual budget corresponding to a temperature threshold of 1.5 °C could not be met.Bundesverfassungsgericht (2021): Beschluss des Ersten Senats vom 24. März 2021
1 BvR 2656/18 -, Rn. 1-270,
Since essential basic assumptions, both legal and factual, for lignite planning in NRW have changed, Article 30 of the NRW State Planning Act must be applied.
An immediate moratorium on clearing and demolition in the run-up to the Garzweiler Garzweiler open-cast mine, especially around the village of Lützerath.
Q.: Why don’t you use a petition campaign site?
A: From our experience, the Landtag only accepts petitions submitted via the official portal.
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