2 – Petition and Referendum


of 8000 Signatures

Let us make Göttingen climate neutral until 2030 together:

Whilst putting forth our motion, we initiated a referendum for a climate-friendly Göttingen in December, using a petition. Like the motion did, the petition demands a decision towards climate neutrality until 2030 in Göttingen.

The citizens’ petition started on 9 December 2020 and runs until 8 December 2021 or until the needed signatures are reached.

More specifically, the petition focuses on the following demand:

The city of Göttingen shall amend their “Klimaplan [= Climate Plan] Göttingen 2030” in such a way that it no longer contains the aim for climate neutrality by 2050, but by 2030 instead, and accordingly adapt and accelerate the measures developed already.

Although the city’s current climate plan is titled “Klimaplan Göttingen 2030”, its objective is climate neutrality by 2050. The title is based on the measures of climate protection intended until 2030, included in the plan [1].

In the petition, we demand a modified climate plan which envisages true climate neutrality by 2030. Its aim thereby resembles the one specified in our motion.

In order to put forth the petition in the city council, we need more than 8000 signatures and need your help! Signatures can be collected using this list. You can easily print it out or get a hand on one/ sign directly at various places in Göttingen (see map below). After, lists can be posted in one of our post boxes on the map or handed in at one of the shops.

IMPORTANT INFO: Signatures are only valid if inscribed in the printed table, in all other cases, the list turns invalid! Pictures or scans of the lists are also unvalid, please send us the original list!

Feel free to promote the petition amongst your family, friends and acquaintances, and if you’re motivated to support us beyond that, message us using goettingenzero@posteo.de, or on Social Media.