As part of Climate Scorecard Report #17 we asked our Country Managers to provide a list of organizations in their countries that might help support our 2020 Campaign. Over the next several months we hope to explore whether the organizations listed below, and others, are interested in supporting the Campaign and implementing the recommendations provided by our Country Managers in Report #16.
The Green League has been operating since the DDR or before the union of Germany. It is a network of multiple small groups with similar mindsets and ideals. Initially going against rubbish import and water pollution, the network has started to focus more on climate change related issues, such as coal import and export and the transport sector (“Train for everybody” initiative). The Green League organises and facilitates seminars, workshops in various topics to encourage and activate the German society to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.
Contact: René Schuster (Federal Chairman)
Bundesverband GRÜNE LIGA e.V.
Netzwerk Ökologischer Bewegungen
Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte
Greifswalder Str. 4
2. Quergebäude – 2. OG
The institute for advanced sustainability studies (IASS) is based in Potsdam City, close to the capital, and was established in 2009. The institute was founded as a response to the “the Potsdam Nobel Laureates Symposium” where politicians, world leading scientists from all areas came together urging for innovative and novel ideas to speed up climate action. Today, the IASS is world leading in its creative and excellent research with a strong focus on the “Anthropocene”. Human society is in the centre of all studies within the institute. As a result, communication between the IASS and the “outside” has been very successful and fruitful. For instance, one research group develops methodologies to improve air pollution monitoring programmes. By incorporating both scientific studies but also citizen science the Institute has built a strong cooperative network of stakeholders leading to useful and better monitoring methodologies. The IASS is a forerider of future science and should consider itself as more responsible and taking on a more present and leading role in Germany’s society.
Contact: Prof. Patrizia Nanz (Science Director at the IASS)
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
Berliner Straße 130
Phone Nr: +49 331 28822-300
The Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure has the ability to be a key player in encouraging a reduction of greenhouse gases and decreasing emissions in various sectors. Being responsible for the infrastructure in addition to the transport sector, the ministry should push for further railway extension and support research in renewable energies even more. Through the encouragement of the ministry to not only investigate alternative transport opportunities in the everyday passenger transport but also focus on innovative ideas for the agriculture sector, the ministry would be a key player in actions that contribute to meeting the 1.5 degree target, defined by the IPCC. Furthermore, the investment in the agriculture sector would benefit the corresponding farmers and encourage sustainable actions in that industry.
Contact: Andreas Scheuer (Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Communication)
Platz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin
Phone Number: +49 30 227 73119
NABU is one of the oldest German NGOs being founded in 1899 by Lina Hähnle. In the early years this NGO focused on the conservation of birds but has since expanded its areas of focus. It has long been active in climate change related matters. The organisation helps protect Germany’s forests, wildlife and ecosystems on its website, the NGO informs about useful alternatives for harmful and climate damaging actions such as renewable energy options, energy saving options.
Contact: Rainer Altenkamp (Chairman)
Tel: 030 / 9 86 41 07 oder 9 86 08 37-0
Fax: 030 / 9 86 70 51