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Simonetta Sommaruga will not meet with the renewal of Switzerland

Simonetta Sommaruga will not meet with the renewal of Switzerland

Acting Environment Minister Simonita Sommaruga will resign at the end of the year. Therefore, it is not possible to organize a meeting with Renovate Switzerland.


The basics in brief

  • The activist group “Renovate Switzerland” wants to meet Simonetta Sommaruga.
  • Your department now says there won’t be time for that until the end of the year.
  • Sommaruga travels to Egypt for the COP 27 Climate Change Conference.

Renovate Switzerland has been making headlines for weeks. are demanding as a measure against Climate change Renovation of buildings and infrastructure. They resort to the tool of civil disobedience to indicate their demand for renewal. It works in that it generates controversy and interest.

Activists want to go further and speak to Federal Chancellor Simonetta Sommaruga. In the The day they resigned The group wrote an open letter addressed to the environment minister. In this they hit SP– A politician before a meeting “to share their motives and demands.” According to a survey, 56 percent of Renovate Switzerland followers keep it in their account InstagramCalculation is a good idea.

Simonetta Sommaruga does not have until the end of the year

Now, however, no meeting will take place: this is confirmed by the federal administration of environmenttraffic movement, energy And contact (DETEC) upon request. Sommaruga President will attend the 27th United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) Climate change Meeting with groups in Egypt: representatives from the climate movement, but also from civil society.

COP starts November 6: “A short time before the end of the year will not be enough for more meetings,” writes press spokesperson Geraldine Escher. On December 7, Simonetta Sommaruga’s successor was elected. whether you DETEC will take chargeis doubtful.

However, Eicher stresses that the federal government is aware of the problem that Switzerland’s renewal program denounces. That’s why it supports it A counter-proposal to the glacier initiativethat Houses of Parliament In the Fall He said goodbye. “This includes an impulse program to replace oil and gas heating and measures in the field of energy efficiency,” says Ditic-Loudspeaker.

Also with the new Carbon Dioxide Law Building renovations must be more climate friendly by law. Instead of oil and gas, heat pumps, pellet heating systems or central heating should be used. The cantons and the federal government will support this financially.

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In total, there are 2.82 billion for the period from 2025 to 2030 franc of the carbon dioxide tax,” says Eicher. The cantons contribute 780 million. “These subsidies are necessary so that the momentum that has been built up in the cantons as a result of the tried and tested building program does not slow down.”

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