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State Capital Stuttgart


Climate protection

By 2050 the State Capital Stuttgart intends to be climate-neutral. To this end, the municipal council has passed the action programme – "World climate at need – time for Stuttgart to act" – which will implement many measures. The goal is to realise the energy supply without any fossil energy sources such as coal or oil

School of the Future: The Uhland Schule in Stuttgart-Rot is being renovated to become a energy-plus school. Since then the school generates more energy than it consumes.

With the action programme the city wants to increase the ongoing activities as to climate protection. It is a 200 million euro package with numerous measures. The focus is on energy, traffic, consumer behaviour and climate-friendly urban policies. 

The most important target: based on the reference year 1990 the city wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 65 percent by 2030 and by 96 percent come 2050. This means a permanent reduction in using fossil energy sources such as coal and oil. To this end, the share of renewable energies must be increased even more. Their use should increase to 30 percent by 2025 and achieve a fully sustainable energy supply by 2050.

The reduction path is derived from the CO2 budget available to reach the 1.5 degree target and the general conditions of the City of Stuttgart.

Vision 2050 for Stuttgart

The vision for Stuttgart in 2050 is as follows: energy generation is largely renewable, traffic is strongly characterised by electric mobility, walking and cycling. Most houses produce more energy than they consume. 

The way companies operate has been improving on an ongoing basis. Production is now highly efficient when it comes to the consumption and resources.

Not least, thanks to intensive research work at the Stuttgart science location, we have succeeded in developing sustainable and optimised technologies for power generation and the supply of energy.

Small selection of measures

Explanations and information

Picture credits

  • Olaf Rohl/Saint-Gobain