Hamburg Climate Action Plan 2007-2012 & Master Plan Climate Action
Topic of the practice
Good Practice Information
The Climate Action Plan started in 2007 as a first step to realize the CO2-reduction goals. Hamburg defined its goal on CO2-reduction therein (40% CO2 reduction by 2020 as compared to 1990) in a row of documents regularly reviewed and updated. As it ended in 2012, the Hamburg senate adopted the Master Plan Climate Action in 2013 including a long-time vision for 2050 as well as an action plan up to 2020. Only including measures that can be influenced by the City itself, Hamburg now aims at a substantial contribution to the national goal of a 40% CO2 reduction by 2020 and wants to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% until 2050.The plans address not only technical measures of sustainable energy generation and savings but also supporting measures of awareness raising and communication.
Evidence of success
The main target of reducing the CO2-emissions by 2 million tons was reached. More CO2 had been saved through measures at federal level than anticipated (e.g. federal funding, laws, etc.). In addition to the measures from the climate action plan itself, funded by the Hamburg senate, the self-commitment of several large Hamburg companies to implement measures for CO2-reduction was very successful.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Ministry of Urban Development and Environment, Coordination Centre for Climate Issues
Annex completed on: 11-27-2014