According to the Berlin Climate Protection and Energy Transition Act (EWG Bln), Berlin is to become climate neutral by 2045 at the latest. CO2 emissions are to be reduced by at least 70 per cent by 2030 and by at least 90 per cent by 2040 compared to 1990 levels. The Berlin Energy and Climate Protection Programme (BEK) defines strategies and measures to implement these goals.
Together with Berliner Energieagentur GmbH and DIW Econ GmbH, the Wuppertal Institute is further developing the BEK for the implementation period 2022 to 2026 on behalf of the Berlin Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection. The aim of the further development is to reflect on and prioritise the BEK measures for the years 2022 to 2026, to identify obstacles to implementation and to develop approaches to solutions. The proposals for the further development of the BEK should be available by the end of March 2022.
Wuppertal Institute focuses on the conception of the programme, the definition of target pathways for the sectors energy, buildings, economy and transport, which are consistent with the global targets of the Berlin Climate Protection and Energy Transition Act. Furthermore, the Wuppertal Institute evaluates and develops strategies and measures for the transport sector.