Natur- an Ëmweltschutz

Protection of nature and the environment

Protection of nature and the environment: sustainability as a central thread

For the DP, the effective protection of nature and the environment is essential for the biodiversity and the quality of life of the inhabitants of our country. The DP thinks that an active economic policy is not incompatible with the systematic protection of nature and the environment. On the contrary, mother nature does not know how to waste, but is characterized by many closed and stable circuits. A sustainable economy, based on this knowledge, also ensures sustainable prosperity and a better quality of life. The economy and ecology are not opposites but create synergies. Beneficial measures for the environment generally have a regional effect and therefore create jobs near the home.

For this reason, the DP-led government initiated the “Rifkin process”, which for the first time elaborates a concept for the long-term sustainable development of our country. In addition, during the current legislature period, a new law on the protection of nature was adopted, which includes clear rules on how to reduce the administrative work, the creation of compensatory pools to make compensatory measures simpler and more effective in the future. A new action plan for the conservation of the nature has also been voted.

The DP strives for a prudent use of our resources, to guarantee the sustainable survival of our planet and which offers the best quality of life to our citizens. The party is engaged in the protected habitats and for a spatial planning policy that prevents urban sprawl. The party will also take targeted actions to halt biodiversity loss, for example by further reducing the use of pesticides. However, the DP ensures that the policy for the protection of the nature does not become a blocking policy, which makes the construction projects unnecessarily expensive and time consuming. The party is also committed to clear procedures, understandable, rapid and fair, which provide planning security for citizens and businesses.

To minimize land consumption, it makes sense to densify buildings in inhabited areas. However, the DP considers it important to avoid waterproofing excessive soil. The DP will encourage municipalities to plan and maintain green spaces. The DP will also seek to preserve biodiversity in public spaces.

The law on the protection of nature passed during the current legislature period provides for the creation of compensatory pools intended to compensate for the destruction of biotopes. The law will help simplify the procedure and make the compensation more efficient. The DP will assess the effectiveness of these compensatory pools, both in terms of impact and in terms of bureaucracy for actors involved. In order to limit the use of land for compensatory measures, the DP will also allow compensation for forest transformation, renaturation project developments and compensation measures integrated into production (shelter zones for larks, flower bands on cultivated land, double spacing between rows of seedlings for the sowing of winter grains) on non-public land.

The DP will continue to expand the national network of biological stations and to further develop the existing stations, in order to cover the entire country. It is planned to develop and implement concrete measures to protect nature in collaboration with concerned actors (inhabitants, farmers, municipalities, municipal unions, administration of nature and forests, nature conservation organizations).

The law concerning the consolidation of rural property must be adapted to the reality. The DP will therefore introduce a new law to modernize land consolidation in coordination with concerned stakeholders.

The aim of the new law is to improve the productivity of agriculture, forestry and viticulture. The focus will be on sustainable land use.

Renewable and non-renewable natural resources are the basis of our life. To improve the protection of nature, water and soil, a series of draft laws has been submitted to vote for in the current legislature period. The DP considers a prudent and responsible use for our resources is a question of intergenerational equity and a central aspect of the sustainable development of our country. The DP will use digital development to promote production methods that conserve resources. The DP also defends the life cycle approach, which extends from the extraction of raw materials to their reuse, through recycling.

To avoid unnecessary waste, the DP relies on a clear hierarchy in terms of waste: waste avoidance, reuse, recycling, other use and, as a last resort, disposal as environmentally friendly as possible. To avoid waste, it is above all necessary to raise awareness to polluters.

The DP will systematically improve the framework conditions for an innovative circular economy. The DP-led government has already planned several projects according to the circular economy principle, such as the “living in Wiltz” (“Wunne mat der Wooltz” in Luxembourgish) housing project or the “Luxembourg Automotive Campus” in Bissen. The DP will ensure that the State assumes a role model in this area.

Sustainable waste management using modern and efficient waste treatment techniques help protect resources and the climate. The DP systematically relies on development of waste management at European and international level and will promote the concepts of sustainable waste management, which make it possible to extract raw materials or waste energy.

See the chapter Agriculture and food economics: in the interest of farmers, consumers and the environment

See the chapter Agriculture and food economics: in the interest of farmers, consumers and the environment

The DP is aware of the importance of hunting to regulate game (hunting) populations and to prevent damage caused by them. For this reason, the DP wants to actively integrate hunters in working groups in which they can, among other things, bring their experience in developing action plans for wolf and fox populations. The DP will look for possible solutions in collaboration with the hunters so that legal hunting plans are better respected. The DP will also monitor the development of fox populations and foxes suffering from echinococcus (echinococcus multilocularis) in order to combat the progression of this disease.

More than a third of our country’s surface is forest. DP will preserve forests so that they can continue to perform their important functions in the future. The forest is not only the “green lung” of our country, but also provides habitat for many animal and plant species. It is also an important recreational area for people and deliver wood, an important raw material.

The DP will advance work on the Forest Code in collaboration with the forester owners and environmental organizations, so that the forest can still fill its functions in the future. The new Forest Code must contribute to better protection of the forest and guarantee sustainable economic use while respecting property rights for private forest owners. The DP will also commit to ensuring that local wood is more used and valued in Luxembourg instead of being exported to distant countries.

See the chapter Agriculture and food economics: in the interest of farmers, consumers and the environment

See the chapter Tax policy: fair discharge of citizens and promotion of entrepreneurship

See the chapter Tax policy: fair discharge of citizens and promotion of entrepreneurship

The DP will ensure that the state sets an example for sustainability. That is why it requires the creation of an inventory of the roofs of all public buildings to detect surfaces that can be used for the installation of solar panels. In addition, the DP will proceed with a systematic energy purification of state buildings. The DP will also develop a sustainability strategy for all ministries and administrations. The chances of digitalisation should be used to save resources.

The DP will develop model specifications for a supply that respects environment and climate for public authorities and institutions. Sustainability criteria could thus be better taken into account in public tenders.

See the chapter Agriculture and food economics: in the interest of farmers, consumers and the environment

See the chapter Agriculture and food economics: in the interest of farmers, consumers and the environment

See the chapter Sound public finances: the basis of Luxembourg’s success

Fir de Flächeverbrauch ze miniméieren, ass et sënnvoll fir dicht an de Siidlungsraim ze bauen. D’DP leet allerdéngs e grousse Wäert dorobber, datt et dobäi net zu enger iwwerméisseger Versigelung vum Buedem kënnt. D’DP wäert d’Gemengen encouragéieren, fir Gréngflächen an den Uertschaften anzeplangen an z’erhalen. D’DP wäert sech och fir den Erhalt vun der Biodiversitéit op ëffentleche Plaze beméien.

Dat neit Naturschutzgesetz gesäit Flächepoole vir, déi d’Zerstéierung vun natierlechem Liewensraum kompenséiere wäerten. Dat wäert zu enger Vereinfachung vun där Kompenséierung féieren. D’DP wäert d’Effikassitéit vun deene Poole bewäerten, wat hir Effizienz betrëfft an och den Opwand u Bürokratie fir déi betraffen Acteuren. 

Fir de Landverbrauch fir Kompenséierungsmesuren ze bremsen, wäert d’DP d’Kompenséieren an Zukunft op Waldumbau, Renaturéierungsmoossnamen a produktiounsintegréierte Kompensatiounsmesuren (Lerchenfenster, Blumesträifen op ofwiesselenden Terrainen, duebele Reienofstand beim Setze vu Wantergeescht) op Flächen, déi an net-ëffentlecher Hand sinn, erlaben.

D’DP wäert den Ausbau vun engem flächendeckende Netz u biologesche Statioune weiderdreiwen an déi aktuell weiderféieren, mam Zil fir dat ganzt Land ofzedecken. Mat de concernéierten Acteuren (Awunner, Baueren, Gemengen, Gemengesyndikater, Natur- a Forstverwaltung an Naturschutzorganisatiounen) solle konkret Moossname fir d’Protektioun vun der Natur ausgeschafft an ëmgesat ginn.

De Remembrement muss der Realitéit ugepasst ginn. D’DP wäert dofir en neit Gesetz deponéieren, fir de Remembrement am Austausch mat de betraffenen Acteuren ze moderniséieren. Dat neit Gesetz soll d’Produktivitéit vu Land- a Forstwirtschaft a vum Wäibau verbesseren. Dobäi steet déi nohalteg Notzung vun de Biedem am Virdergrond.

Déi natierlech, erneierbar an net-erneierbar Ressource sinn d’Grondlag vun eisem Liewen. Fir d’Verbesserung vum Natur-, Waasser- a Buedemschutz sinn déi lescht fënnef Joer eng Rei u Gesetzprojeten zum Votte kommen. Fir d’DP ass e schounenden a responsabelen Ëmgang mat eise Ressourcen eng Fro vun der Generatiounegerechtegkeet an en zentrale Punkt fir déi nohalteg Entwécklung vun eisem Land. D’DP wäert déi digital Entwécklung notzen, fir eng ressourcëschounend Produktioun ze fërderen. D’DP vertrëtt och den Usaz vum Liewenszyklus, dee vum Rohstoff iwwert de Recycling bis bei d’Weiderverwäertung vun de Rohstoffer geet.

Fir onnéidegen Offall ze vermeiden, setzt d’DP op eng kloer Offallhierarchie: Offallvermeidung, Weiderverwäertung, Recycling, soss Verwäertung an als leschte Méiglechkeet eng méiglechst ëmweltschounend Eliminatioun. Bei der Offallvermeidung geet et besonnesch drëms fir de Pollueur ze sensibiliséieren.

D’DP wäert d’Kaderbedéngunge fir eng innovativ Kreeslafwirtschaft konsequent verbesseren. Déi DP-gefouerte Regierung huet schonn e puer Projeten nom Prinzip vun der Kreeslafwirtschaft geplangt, z.B. de Wunnprojet „Wunne mat der Wooltz“ oder de „Luxembourg Automotive Campus“ zu Biissen. D’DP wäert dofir suergen, datt de Staat an dësem Beräich eng Virbildfunktioun iwwerhëlt.

Eng nohalteg Offallwirtschaft mat modernen an effizienten Offallbehandlungstechniken déngt dem Ressourcen- Klimaschutz. D’DP setzt konsequent op d’Weiderentwécklung vun der Offallwirtschaft op europäeschem an internationalem Niveau a fërdert nohalteg Konzepter, mat deene kënne Matières premières oder Energie aus Offall gewonne ginn.

cf. Kapitel Land- an Ernierungswirtschaft: am Interessi vun de Baueren, de Konsumenten a vun der Ëmwelt

cf. Kapitel Land- an Ernierungswirtschaft: am Interessi vun de Baueren, de Konsumenten a vun der Ëmwelt

D’DP ass sech der Roll vun der Juegd bei der Reguléierung vum Wëld an zur Preventioun vu Wëldschied bewosst. D’DP wëll d’Jeeër dofir an Aarbechtsgruppen abannen, wou si hir Experienz beim Opstelle vun Aktiounspläng am Kontext mam Wollefs- a Fuussbestand kënnen abréngen. D’DP wäert mat de Jeeër no méigleche Léisunge sichen, datt déi gesetzlech Ofschosspläng besser kënnen agehale ginn. D’DP wäert d’Entwécklung vum Fuussbestand a vun deene Fiiss mam Fuussebandwuerm am A behalen, fir enger ze staarker Zounam kënnen entgéintzewierken.

Iwwer een Drëttel vun eisem Land besteet aus Bësch. D’DP wäert de Bësch erhalen, fir datt en och an Zukunft ka seng wichteg Funktiounen erfëllen. De Bësch ass net nëmmen déi gréng Long vun eisem Land, ma och de Liewensraum fir eng sëllechen Déieren- a Planzenzorten. Doriwwer eraus ass de Bësch e wichtegen Erhuelungsraum fir d’Mënschen a liwwert de wichtege Rohstoff Holz.

D’DP wäert de „Code forestier“ a Collaboratioun mat de Privatbëschbesëtzer an den Ëmweltorganisatioune virundreiwen, fir d’Funktioune vum Bësch weider garantéieren ze kënnen. Den neien „Code forestier“ soll zu engem effikasse Schutz vum Bësch bäidroen an eng nohalteg wirtschaftlech Exploitatioun am Respekt virun der Proprietéit vun de Privatbëschbesëtzer sécherstellen. D’DP wäert sech och dofir asetzen, datt Holz aus Lëtzebuerg méi heiheem gebraucht gëtt, amplaz wäit ewech exportéiert gëtt.

cf. Kapitel Land- an Ernierungswirtschaft: am Interessi vun de Baueren, de Konsumenten a vun der Ëmwelt

cf. Kapitel Steierpolitik: d’Bierger gerecht entlaaschten an d’Entreprenariat fërderen

cf. Kapitel Steierpolitik: d’Bierger gerecht entlaaschten an d’Entreprenariat fërderen

D’DP wäert dofir suergen, datt de Staat a Saachen Nohaltegkeet mat guddem Beispill virgeet. Dofir fuerdert d’DP, datt en Daagkadaster vun allen ëffentleche Gebaier opgestallt gëtt, fir zousätzlech Plaze fir d’Installatioun vu Solaranlagen ze fannen. Dovunner ofgesinn, wäert d’DP d’Haiser vum Staat systematesch energetesch sanéieren.

D’DP wäert och eng Nohaltegkeetsstrategie fir all d’Ministèren an d’Verwaltungen entwéckelen. D’Chancëvun der Digitaliséierung solle genotzt ginn, fir Ressourcen ze spueren.

D’DP wäert e moderne Cahier de charges fir eng ëmweltschounend Acquisitioun fir ëffentlech Träger an Etablissementer ausschaffen. Doduercher kënnen nohalteg Kritäre besser an ëffentleche Soumissiounen agebonne ginn.

cf. Kapitel Land- an Ernierungswirtschaft: am Interessi vun de Baueren, de Konsumenten a vun der Ëmwelt

cf. Kapitel Land- an Ernierungswirtschaft: am Interessi vun de Baueren, de Konsumenten a vun der Ëmwelt

cf. Kapitel Finanzplaz: gutt reglementéiert an international konkurrenzfäeg