Bavarian state government launches improved climate protection law

© Markus Spiske

On Nov. 15, 2021, the cabinet passed an improved Bavarian climate protection law. The central goal is for the Free State to become climate-neutral by 2040. By 2030, 65 percent of greenhouse gas emissions are to be saved.

In 2022 alone, the state government intends to make one billion euros available for climate protection. Around 50 new measures complement the existing climate protection policy, for example the use of photovoltaics along highways, the acceleration of power line construction, the installation of PV systems on state roofs with citizen participation, a new solar cadastre of all relevant roof areas in Bavaria, the rewetting of moorland, the strengthening of forests through forest conversion, the expansion of electromobility, public transport, rail and cycling, research and the expansion of hydrogen use, the further development of the Schneefernerhaus environmental research station, the development of a center of excellence AI for climate protection and the support of “climate pilots” for municipalities and districts.

Press release of the Bavarian state government