Bees and flowers: applications of CSU and Greens on biodiversity in Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen

The subject of biodiversity is moving people. The district environmental committee has now processed the Greens and CSU requests. Basically, they are similar. Opinions went however far from each other.

Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen – The Greens faction of the District Council and the CSU applied for biodiversity several months ago. But because "both are very complex and far-reaching, in-depth reviews were needed," district administrator Josef Niedermaier said, to explain that applications can only be processed at the July committee meeting. # 39; environment.

The administration had actually done a lot of preparatory work. The content of both applications was opposite. In the meeting model, similarities were shown, but also differences. In addition, it was discussed points that will be regulated by the so-called reconciliation law, that the state parliament after the success of bees Volksbegehren en route.

The core of their applications was again explained by the political groups. "We are mainly concerned about the abandonment of pesticides on county lands and by the illumination of citizens, so they have to do without their land," said Nikolaus Mair (Green). "And I'm glad the CSU is also in that direction."

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Michael Häsch (CSU) did not share this joy, again spoke of the "farmers' drawdown", but then explained the motion of his group. While the Greens only demand the renunciation of synthetic chemical pesticides, the CSU wants to exclude pesticides containing spinosad, pyrethine and copper. These would only use organic farms, but the substances are also harmful, Häsch said. While the Greens could have agreed to the exclusion of all these funds, the stove was off at the next advance of the CSU. The EU explicitly wants to exempt rural areas used for agricultural purposes from regulation. "But we are very concerned about all parts of the county," said Mair, an exception would not agree. For Anton Demmel (CSU), it was a "dispute over the emperor's beard, there is only one agricultural area in the county – and it is managed biologically. ". But Mair wanted to "make a mark". However, the majority of committee members did not want this: against two votes of Greens, it was decided that now all rural and non-agricultural areas could not use synthetic chemicals, nor pesticides based of spinosad, pyrethine and copper.

Species protection applications: friction in many ways

There was also friction at the other points. While the Greens want to ban the use of pesticides in the lease contract for renting rural areas for agricultural purposes, the CSU wants to include the obligation of integrated pest management. This means that pesticides can be used beyond a certain threshold. "We can not go," said Mair, but remained with Achim Rücker and Garbriele Skiba (SPD) with his minority opinion.

But also the CSU has failed at one time or another with a push. For example, with "temporary biotopes". Many homeowners would be willing to create them, if they can be sure that these biotopes will later use their property, the expansion of their house, their farm or their farm does not interfere, indicates the demand. "Temporary biotopes do not exist If something is a biotope, it is a biotope" and can not be removed. "The case law is extremely strict." To change that, it would have to change the federal and federal legislation, said the district administrator.

Other points were better education for citizens and builders, which could be done for species conservation – and bug-free outdoor lighting on the county's properties. This should be implemented as part of renovations or alternative purchases, as decided unanimously. In addition, district communities are asked to do the same.

Both applications of the citizen information system can be viewed in detail on

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