ifok led a comprehensive dialogue process in the development of the Climate Action Plan 2050 for the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The overarching goal of the BMU was to develop an action plan to ensure Germany meets its goal of reducing GHG emissions by 80 to 95 percent from 1990 levels by 2050.
ifok designed and implemented a robust dialogue process at the national level to actively engage representatives from German federal states, municipalities, the private sector, and the broader public. This participatory process supported the development of concrete implementation measures, integrated wide-ranging experiences and expertise, and strengthened the overall public acceptance of the resulting climate policy.
ifok managed all events and led core communications activities within the project— from conception to implementation and moderation. The extensive, multi-year process can be divided into four core elements:
- Opening: establishing a baseline through discussions on climate protection strategies and transformative linkages, serving as a basis to discuss concrete climate protection measures.
- First round of dialogue: sector-specific and inter-sectoral identification and collection of climate protection strategies.
- Second round of dialogue: further development and consolidation of climate protection strategies.
- Consolidation and political process: development of the Climate Action Plan 2050 and project closing.
Over 800 representatives from federal states, municipalities, business associations and NGOs participated in the development of Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050, which was passed by the German Federal Cabinet in November 2016.