Recommendation for the further development of the Berlin Energy and Climate Protection Program 2030

The amendment to the Berlin Climate Protection and Energy Turnaround Act (EWG Bln) sets binding climate targets for Berlin: A reduction of CO2 emissions by at least 70 per cent by 2030 and by at least 90 per cent by 2040 compared to the reference year 1990, and the achievement of climate neutrality by 2045 at the latest.

The Berlin Energy and Climate Protection Programme (BEK 2030) is the central instrument for achieving Berlin’s climate targets. According to the Berlin Climate Protection and Energy Turnaround Act requirements, the BEK is to be further developed regularly, and the draft is to be submitted to the Berlin House of Representatives no later than one year after the constitution of the parliament.

The project consortium consisting of Berliner Energieagentur GmbH, DIW Econ GmbH and Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie GmbH was commissioned to further develop the BEK for the implementation period 2022 to 2026, taking into account new climate targets, scientific findings and recommendations for action. Concrete proposals for measures in the energy, transport, building and economic sectors were developed, and the associated CO2 reduction effects were determined. The ambitious proposals were discussed and concretised with the broad participation of the expert public, the administration and the urban society – in the form of expert forums, thematic workshops and online participation.

As a result, the measures described in the final report enable CO2 reductions for the four sectors of a total of 1.55 million tons of CO2 in 2026 and 3.77 million tons of CO2 in 2030 compared to 2019. By implementing the proposed BEK measures, the state of Berlin can thus realise around 43 per cent of the necessary reduction effect to achieve the target by 2030.

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