BMUB’s “Festival of the Future”: adelphi presents climate and environmental projects

On 10 and 11 September the BMUB will be celebrating their 30th anniversary with a diverse programme in Berlin. Experts from adelphi will take visitors on a journey through the world of emissions trading, inform on sustainable businesses and discuss the implementation of local climate action.


The motto of the “Festival of the Future” is “Environmental Policy 3.0” and the event will take place at the invitation of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), which is celebrating its 30th birthday in 2016. Across 13 stages, more than 110 local and international organisations, associations and environmental initiatives will present their topics, focal points and ideas for the environmental policy of the future. Every area of environmental policy will be examined and discussed in around 200 forums and expert lectures: from nature conservation, agriculture and better health and nutrition to climate action, globalisation and sustainability in sport.

adelphi is participating in the festival through the following talks and workshops. The location of the festival is the EUREF Campus at the “Gasometer” in Schöneberg.

International Carbon Action Partnership – A journey through the world of emissions trading

Saturday, 12:00 - 12:45
InnoZ Messelbau - Workshop Space II
Description: Emissions trading systems (ETS) have become established worldwide as a means of fighting against climate change. What is important for the success of ETS? What does the path towards a global carbon market look like? We will take you on an unforgettable journey around the world.
Presentation: Constanze Haug (International Carbon Action Partnership – ICAP)

SDG summit and waste cooking party – The development of climate stories from 2015 onwards

Saturday, 12:00 - 12:45
TU Campus - Seminar Room 4
Description: Engaged citizens, administrators and policymakers will meet up to discuss the different – and sometimes shared! – approaches necessary for local climate action.
Dr. Thomas Köhler, Pestel Institute / Transition Deutschland
Sebastian Witte, Cliamte Protection Manager from Arnsberg
Johara Bellali, adelphi (VLED Project)
Facilitator: Marcus Andreas (Projects: "Districts in the Lead!" and VLED)

EMAS as a driver of transformative businesses

Saturday, 15:00 - 16:00
InnoZ Messelbau - Workshop Space I
Description: How can businesses drive societal transformation processes towards sustainability? Representatives from the business sector and academia discuss the drivers of sustainable businesses.
Joachim Link, CEO Interstuhl Büromöbel GmbH & Co. KG
Thomas Loew, CEO Institute for Sustainability
Martina Fuchs-Buschbeck, supervisory council of Oktoberdruck AG
Daniel Weiss, adelphi
Moderation: Prof. Jens Pape, board member of the German EMAS Advisory Board (UGA) and und Dean at the University of Applied Sciences for Sustainable Development Eberswalde (HNEE)
Organised by the Secretariat of the the German EMAS Advisory Board (UGA)

Sustainability in event management

Sunday, 14:00 - 15:00
InnoZ Messelbau Meeting Room
Description: Representatives from the event sector will discuss the existing opportunities for and challenges of organising more sustainable events – from meetings to large conferences – from an ecological, social and economic point of view (see panel here).
Jobst Kraus, chair of the Standing Environmental Committee/German Evangelical Church Assembly 
Jacob Bilabel, CEO Thema 1 GmbH and co-founder of the Green Music Initiative
Anke Stopperich, Besondere Orte Umweltforum Berlin GmbH
Moderation: Peter Fischer, board member of the German EMAS Advisory Board (UGA) 
Organised by the Secretariat of the the German EMAS Advisory Board (UGA)

On 10 September at 11 a.m., Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks will open the two-day “Festival of the Future” on the exhibition grounds of the Gasometer in Schöneberg.

The full programme can be found using the Festival App at