The Green Office and the University of Stuttgart jointly commit to environmental and climate protection. We are actively shaping a sustainable future by promoting sustainable practices, innovative projects, and proven strategies. We want to encourage sustainable behavior and significantly contribute to climate protection. These efforts span various areas and promote an environmentally friendly focus within the university and the community. Learn more about this partnership‘s specific actions to have a positive environmental impact.


The Climate Protection Act of Baden-Württemberg

The state of Baden-Württemberg (BW) has set itself the goal of being among the first net greenhouse gas-neutral states in Germany. With the amendment of the Climate Protection Act BW on 06 October 2021, the climate target of net greenhouse gas neutrality was brought forward to 2040. For the state administration, which includes universities and thus the University of Stuttgart, it was decided to achieve net greenhouse gas neutrality by 2030.

Overview of the Baden-Württemberg Climate Act 2023

Climate goals of the federal government

The German government's climate goals are based on the agreements of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. The amended Federal Climate Protection Act of June 24, 2021, stipulates that at national level greenhouse gas emissions are to be reduced by at least 65% by 2030 compared to the reference year 1990 and greenhouse gas neutrality is to be achieved by 2045.

Click here for the Federal Climate Protection Act

European Green Deal

Europe is to become the world's first climate-neutral continent by 2050. The aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 compared to the reference year 1990. In order to achieve this ambitious goal, the EU Commission has presented several proposals for climate, energy, transport and tax policy.

Implementation of the European Green Deal




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