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22 Jun 2017

Berlin: “Model city for successful urban climate protection”

City of Berlin

The city of Berlin has set out concrete steps to achieve its goal of drastically reducing its CO2 emissions by 2050, the city council said in a press release. Its new Energy and Climate Protection Programme 2030 (BEK 2030) contains around 100 efficiency and emissions-reduction measures that affect energy generation, transport, construction, business and private households, the city council says. “Berlin is supposed to become a model city for successful urban climate protection,” Berlin’s environment senator Regine Günther said. The city expects that implementing the BEK 2030 will cost about 94 million euros by 2021.

Measures include:

  • Phasing out coal-fired power generation and expanding renewables
  • Identifying climate-protection concepts for industrial zones
  • Expanding advertising and learning opportunities for climate-friendly behaviour
  • Increasing the city’s public green spaces
  • Providing more and better public transportation, cycling infrastructure and e-car charging systems

Find the press release in German here and the BEK 2030’s outline in German here.  

Read the CLEW dossier Cities, municipalities and the Energiewende for background.

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