In view of advancing climate change and the special responsibility of large cities, the state of Berlin has created the conditions for Berlin to become a climate-neutral city by 2050 at the latest. Based on the feasibility study Climate Neutral Berlin, a Berlin Energy and Climate Protection Program (BEK 2030) was developed, which includes around 100 measures in addition to strategies. But how can this be done in a citizen-friendly way so that all Berliners can support the change processes?

With the Climate Citizens’ Council, which will meet in spring 2022, the Senate Department for the Environment, Mobility, Consumer and Climate Protection (SenUMVK) is creating the opportunity to include different perspectives from the Berlin population. In the Climate Citizens’ Council, randomly selected Berlin citizens come together on behalf of Berlin’s urban society to jointly develop measures and ideas for achieving Berlin’s climate goals in an open-ended manner.

nexus is designing the Berlin Climate Citizens’ Council and is supported by the IASS (Institute for Transformative Sustainability Research) and Klima-Mitbestimmung JETZT e.V. (Climate Co-determination NOW).

Duration: 11/2021 – 07/2022
Client: Senatsverwaltung für Umwelt, Mobilität, Verbraucher- und Klimaschutz (SenUMVK)
Team: Christine von Blanckenburg (Project management), Eike Biermann, Wiebke Blum, Nele Buchholz, Sarah Dietmannshenke, Zora Ott, Felix Schürhoff, Amy Winkler
Project partner: IASS Potsdam (Institut für transformative Nachhaltigkeitsforschung) und Klima-Mitbestimmung JETZT e.V.