Climate-neutral Karlsruhe 2050

  • contact:

    Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Anna Kühlen

    Tel.: +49 (0)721 608-44691     Fax: +49 (0)721 608-44682  E-mail:

  • funding:

    Stadt Karlsruhe, Dezernat 5
    Stadtwerke Karlsruhe

  • partner:

    KEK – Karlsruher Energie- und Klimaschutzagentur gGmbH
    Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
    IREES GmbH Institut für Ressourceneffizienz und Energiestrategien
    Probst & Consorten Marketing-Beratung

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To support climate protection in Germany, suitable initiatives, especially concerning the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, need to be pushed forward on all levels within the country. In this context, the implementation of measures on local, communal level is highly important.

Together with the aforementioned project partners the DFIU made a feasibility study for climate neutrality in the district of Karlsruhe. This study is part of the competition “Klimaneutrale Kommune” (climate-neutral community) sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg,. In the study it is examined, if the objective of a strong reduction of CO2-emissions of 2 tons of CO2 per capita per year can be reached in the long term (until 2050). It is analysed, which fields of action and measures in which areas are necessary to reach the objective and what are the expenses. The focus is on mobility, demands of electricity and energy for heating in domestic households, in the trade-and-service sector and the industry sector as well as on energy production and distribution.

Project-specific publications:

KÜHLEN, A.; STENGEL, J; SCHULTMANN, F. (2012): Feasibility study for private households towards a zero carbon economy in 2050. In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Building Sustainability Assessment (BSA 2012), Porto, p. 827-836.

VOGELEY, D.; GROH, B.; WAND, S.; KÜHLEN, A.; STENGEL, J.; SCHULTMANN, F.; STELZER, V.; WOLPENSINGER, H.; REITZE, F.; TORO, F.; HERBST, A.; JOCHEM, E.; HEDEL, R.; KUNZE, J. (2011): Klimaneutrales Karlsruhe 2050 – Machbarkeitsstudie zur Klimaneutralität im Stadtkreis Karlsruhe. Karlsruhe: Stadt Karlsruhe, 220 p.