Climate change and a sustainable lifestyle
Energy and climate protection
Global warming of Earth’s atmosphere has placed a heavy burden on the 21st century. The Environmental Protection Office is developing ideas and ways to reduce emissions in Freiburg of gases that are harmful to the climate. Even though progress on Germany’s energy transition is slow and harmful CO2 emissions are increasing worldwide, the city is adhering steadfastly to its emissions-reduction goal and even stepping up its commitment. In 2014, for example, the City Council unanimously decided to halve emissions by 2030 and to cut them to zero by 2050. The reference value is always the level of CO2emissions for the year 1992.