New project: Understanding local climate change mitigation

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) adelphi analyses local climate change mitigation in Germany. The policy analysis will be based on interview series, focusing on local authorities, organisations and stakeholders engaged at nation


Climate protection has become a central theme for local authorities throughout Germany. The number and the variety of local approaches towards climate change mitigation are growing. Programmes, such as the National Climate Initiative (“Nationale Klimaschutzinitiative”), kick-started a large number of activities. As part of the new project “Climate Change Mitigation at the Local Level – Dialogue, Analysis, Good Practices” adelphi analyses the field of local climate change mitigation. Furthermore the project aims to promote the exchange of good practices at regional, national and international levels. Therefore adelphi will co-organise a side event on the importance of climate mitigation activities at the local level during the 17th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in December in Durban.