Berlin aims to make a significant contribution to protect our climate and will therefore become climate neutral by 2045.
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Berlin Energy and Climate Protection Programme 2030
The Berlin Energy and Climate Protection Programme 2030 (BEK 2030) contains strategies and measures that are necessary for the reduction of local CO2 emissions and the improvement of our city’s resilience.
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Berlin's goal: phasing-out coal by 2030
Berlin was the first German federal state to announce that it will be phasing out coal. Accordingly, in 2017, the Berlin Energy Turnaround Act was amended to include the objective to end energy production from coal by 2030 at the latest.
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Adaptation to the consequences of climate change
Berlin has already experienced consequences of global warming on a local level and is therefore investing in adapting its infrastructure to changing climate conditions.
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Climate Emergency in Berlin
On 10 December 2019, on the initiative of Climate Protection Senator Regine Günther, the Berlin Senate was the first Federal State of Germany to recognise the climate emergency.
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A major amount of greenhouse gas emissions is caused by cities. Berlin is therefore cooperating with cities worldwide to make a joint effort on climate protection.