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Energy and Climate Protection Goals 2030 in Baden-Württemberg


September 2016 - September 2017

Commissioned by

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

Project description

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.


Fabian Bergk (mobility sector)

Peter Mellwig (heating sector)

Horst Fehrenbach (waste and circular economy)