Sufficiency policy measures to reduce emissions
ZOE Institut für zukunftsfähige Ökonomien
Ecologic Institut gemeinnützige GmbH
IFEU Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung
The research partners Ecologic Institute, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU) and IZT are working together under the leadership of the Institute for Sustainable Economies (ZOE) on behalf of the Federal Environment Agency. The project builds on a previous pilot project and is characterized by agile, user-oriented project management. The aim of the continuation is to implement these three sufficiency policy project outlines developed in the first sub-project:
- Understandable heating cost information as a key to consumption reduction.
- Indicators of regional sustainability based on the sufficiency approach
- Reduction of air pollutant emissions through sufficiency policy instruments.
The IZT focuses primarily on the third subproject of air pollution control. Initially, measures to reduce air pollutants will be developed, evaluated by experts and validated. On the basis of a criteria catalog, particularly promising reduction measures are selected and their reduction effect, the emitters addressed, their implementation and their acceptance by the population are presented in detail. The identified action concepts are also adapted to the further development of the National Clean Air Program (NLRP).
On the 50th anniversary of the Club of Rome's "Limits to Growth" study (1972), the results will be presented at a conference in the fall of 2022 as the project's conclusion.