You know, the only reliable statement that is hidden inside those empty promises is that they aren’t gonna do it. Politicians basically are saying “our successors must handle this because we won’t”. They are shifting blame and responsibilities, they want to continue the way they did it and you to stop bothering them. That way they can keep making up dumb shit like “emission certificates”
Marx describes society instead of being composed of a Base and a Superstructure. The base is composed of the mode of production (ie capitalism) and the means of productions (raw materials, factories, labor), while the superstructure is composed of all of our non-economic institutions like the political system, the courts, the police, the schools, etc.