Cluster Leads and Organisation
The Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg organises this congress biennially in cooperation with the Climate and Energy Agency of the State of Baden-Württemberg (KEA). The event represents a stocktake of the activities and the achievements in the area of local climate action. Communal newcomers can get informed about initial steps and measures, while the congress presents perspectives for further development and next steps for advanced municipalities. This year, the view is broadened outside the borders of the State of Baden-Württemberg.
Summary of the Cluster Session
The presentations start with an overview of established policy instruments on the federal and regional level as well as of the broad scope of funding programmes for climate protection in Germany. Subsequently, good practices and examples in the areas of energy management, buildings, heat supply and mobility
Relevance / Linkages for the Overall Topic Vertical Integration
The Cluster “Good Practice for Climate Action in Baden-Württemberg (Kommunaler Klimaschutzkongress Baden-Württemberg) illustrates how effective climate action can be realised through the successful interplay between the different governance levels in Germany. For this purpose, the instruments for collaboration and good examples as well as best practices from experience are presented.
Part I (13.30 – 15.00)
Climate protection: Think global – act local
Minister Franz Untersteller, Member of the Landtag; Minister of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg
Recent Developments in Climate Policy on the National Level in Germany
Tobias Brenner, Advisor, Division IK III 3 National Climate Initiative, Climate Policy in the Business Sector and Municipalities, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
National Support of Local Climate Action in Germany – the new Funding Scheme for Local Government (‘Kommunalrichtlinie’)
Judith Utz, Research Assistant, SK:KK – Service and Competence Centre for Municipal Climate Action at the German Institute for Urban Affairs (Difu)
Systematic Energy Management as a Basis for Successful Local Climate Action
Michael Wurster, Energy Manager Administrative District Office Rottweil
Claus Greiser, Head of Department Energy Management, KEA
In the following:
Award for municipalities with exemplary energy management (Kom.EMS)
Minister Franz Untersteller, MdL; Minister
Part II (15.20 – 16.30)
“Tübingen makes blue” – an Example for Municipal Commitment to Climate Protection in Baden-Württemberg
Mayor Boris Palmer, University City of Tübingen
Sustainable Building: The Pathway to a Climate-Neutral Public Building Stock
Volker Auch-Schwelk, Freelance Architect – Urban Planner
Municipal Heat Planning Using the Example of Denmark
Patrizia Renoth, Advisor on District Heating, Danish Energy Agency
Part III (16.50 – 18.00)
Effective Climate Protection in the Mobility Sector – Contribution of Municipalities
Christoph Erdmenger, Head of Division Sustainable Mobility, Ministry of Transport Baden-Württemberg
What Scope of Action Do Municipalities Have for the Urban Mobility Transition?
Christian Hochfeld, Executive Director AGORA Verkehrswende
Ecological Traffic Turn and Mobility Transition – Does it Hurt?
Alexander Thewalt, Head Official, Department for Traffic Management, City of Heidelberg
What is the Concept for Success of the German City of Karlsruhe for the Implementation of Sustainable Mobility?
Prof Dr Anke Karmann-Woessner, Head Official, Urban Planning Department, City of Karlsruhe