Energy and Climate Protection Goals 2030 in Baden-Württemberg

The decisions of the World Climate Change Conference in Paris will require a massive reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the next few decades. Against this background, the existing long-term targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions were confirmed at EU and federal level and supplemented by interim targets for the year 2030.

Baden-Württemberg, too, wants to make an appropriate contribution to climate protection and has therefore committed itself to a long-term greenhouse gas reduction of 90% by 2050 compared to 1990 with the Climate Protection Act in a broad political consensus. For the year 2020, the Climate Protection Act has set a greenhouse gas reduction target of 25%, which is divided into sectoral objectives in the Integrated Energy and Climate Change Concept (IEKK) and backed up with concrete strategies and measures.

The present study serves as a basis for the specification of targets for the year 2030. In this study, proposals for a total reduction target for the year 2030 and sectoral reduction targets are derived on the basis of a target scenario. This target scenario is a normative scenario showing the required developments on the timeline to achieve the long-term target of 90% GHG reduction for Baden-Württemberg by 2050. Taking into account the specifics of Baden-Württemberg, the main cornerstones and mitigation strategies of the climate protection scenarios have been incorporated at the federal level.


September 2016 – September 2017


Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Energy Economy Baden-Württemberg


ZSW, Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (project lead)


Fraunhofer-Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung ISI

Hamburg Institut Research HIR, Dr. Joachim Nitsch