Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) v. Bayern
Jurisdiction: Bayern Administrative Court
Principle law(s): Federal Climate Protection Act and to change further regulations ("Bundesklimaschutzgesetz” or “KSG")
Side A: Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) (Ngo)
Side B: State of Bayern (Government)
Core objectives: The inadequacy of a climate protection law in the State of Bayern.
SummaryOn June 24, 2021, environmental organization Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH; Environmental Action Germany) brought a claim against the state of Bavaria for failing to set up a climate protection program. In its submission, DUH asks the Higher Administrative Court to order the Bavarian government to adopt a new climate protection program, whose measures are suited to: (i) reduce the GHG emissions in Bavaria by at least 55% by 2030; (ii) reduce GHG emissions to less than 5 tons per inhabitant of Bavaria; and (iii) achieve climate neutrality by 2050.
Related laws and policies
Federal Climate Protection Act and to change further regulations ("Bundesklimaschutzgesetz” or “KSG")
The purpose of this law is to ensure that national climate protection targets are met and European targets are met. It is also intended to support Germany's commitment at the UN climate summit in New York on September 23, 2019 to pursue greenhouse gas neutrality as a long-term goal by 2050. It wa...