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Climate Protection Concept

Kiel University participates in the climate protection initiative of the German government. In 2012, the university has commissioned a climate protection concept as part of its programme. According to it, around 80% of the 26,000 tonnes of CO2 which were emitted by university operations in 2012 could be reduced (see figure).



Fig.: CO2-savings potential at Kiel University


Prior to the assignment, an expert panel determined the main focus of the concept development. Expert panel on the CAU climate protection concept held on 7 March 2020 (German version)


The climate protection concept was created by the engineering office UTEC in 2012/13.

It is structured as follows:

Step 1: Energy- and CO2-balance

Step 2: Potential analysis

Step 3: Involvement of stakeholders

Step 4: Measurement catalog

Step 5: Controlling concept

Step 6: Concept for public relations activities


Summary of the climate protection concept (PDF, approx. 200 kB, German version)

The complete climate protection concept (PDF, approx. 4 MB, German version)

The preparation of the climate protection concept was supported by the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety based on a resolution of the German Bundestag.


Further concepts for environmental and climate protection and their implementation at Kiel University, as of March 2018 (pdf file, approx. 5MB, German version)