Scientific support to climate policy and climate action programme

Next to the German legislative framework of the Climate Change Act trends in energy policy at European Union level are highly relevant for developments in Germany. The European Green Deal and its inherent aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the EU by at least 55% by 2030 as compared to 1990 and to achieve climate neutrality in Europe by 2050 as well as the Fit-for-55 package, which includes proposals for reformed and new directives, have a substantial influence on the national framework and national options.

The aim of the project is to provide technical support to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) in the development of proposals for measures and impact assessments within the framework of the aforementioned processes and with a view to potential further measures. Furthermore, the project produces assessment papers and scientific analyses (quantitative and qualitative) of proposed measures and impact assessments of other ministries and other actors. In addition, short studies are prepared on current topics of the climate and energy policy debate.

More information about the project

Status of project

Project is ongoing

Project manager

Project staff

Lukas Emele
Senior Researcher / Head of Energy Policy & Scenarios subdivision Energy & Climate
Wolfram Jörß
Senior Researcher / Head of Carbon Accounting subdivision Energy & Climate
Dr. Andreas Köhler
Senior Researcher / Head of Subdivision Chemicals, Materials & Technologies Sustainable Products & Material Flows

Funded by

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)

Project partners

Prognos AG
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer ISI)
Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (ifeu)
Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS)
Prof. Dr. Stefan Klinski
Institute for Resource Efficiency and Energy Strategies GmbH (IREES)