Thesis 35

The phasing out of lignite will be completed as early as 2025. The North Rhine-Westphalian state government is called upon to present a concept for the development of a major airport in North Rhine-Westphalia for the Garzweiler location by the end of 2020, with a simultaneous closure concept for Düsseldorf and Cologne airports. At the same time, it must be made clear how the lignite industry will participate in the renaturation of the areas.