Ambitious Climate Protection Goals
By implementing the climate protection law in July 2013, the state is facing its responsibility for the climate. The law establishes that in comparison to the year 1990, greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by at least one quarter by 2020 and by 90 per cent by 2050. These objectives will not be attained easily, but in light of progressing climate change, they are necessary.
The state is not merely setting goals, however. With the active participation of citizens and organisations, an Integrated Energy and Climate Protection Concept (IEKK) was decided on the 15th of July, 2014 by the State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg. The concept includes around 100 strategies and measures with which the ambitious climate protection objectives can be achieved. It thus serves as a guide to practical climate protection in the areas of electricity, heat, transportation, agriculture and forestry, as well as material flows.