50 million by 2030 – the heat transition: making it work
The building sector is heading for a substantial emissions gap: without additional measures, emissions reductions in this sector will amount to just 33 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) by 2030 instead of the 50 million tonnes required to meet the target set in Germany’s Federal Climate Change Act (Bundes-Klimaschutzgesetz) – a shortfall of almost 17 million tonnes. Can the heat transition work? What contribution can be made by municipal heat planning, which Baden-Württemberg has introduced for larger towns? And which other mechanisms are helpful in moving towards a climate-neutral building stock? This topic is covered in the current issue of eco@work.
How can better use be made of available living space? This question is addressed in our interview with Daniel Fuhrhop, an author and economist at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. He also explains living space trends in Germany and why he is convinced that new construction, in most cases, is no longer needed.