Climate neutrality together – by 2030!
Making Göttingen climate-neutral by 2030
This is us
We started our initiative “GöttingenZero” as a local group of GermanZero in June 2020. Our members are pupils, students, professionals and pensioners. We call on the city of Göttingen to become climate neutral by 2030. GermanZero is an association that, together with scientists, has created a climate plan that can make Germany climate neutral by 2035. You can find everything about their approach here on the website. An important part of this is pressure from below via municipal climate decisions, consisting of citizens’ petitions and referendums. Here in Göttingen we are also held such a climate referendum. You can find out how we proceed and how you can support us here on our website.
In cooperation with GermanZero, we have also created a climate city plan for Göttingen, which shows the scale of measures that need to be implemented for climate neutrality in 2030. A clear summary and explanation of the city plan can be found here.
This moves us
Global climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions threatens the livelihoods of everyone on Earth. At the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, it was therefore decided to limit global warming to as close as possible to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. The German Bundestag unanimously ratified this “Paris Agreement” in 2016.
If we do not drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions immediately and achieve climate neutrality through zero emissions in a few years, however, we will not reach the 1.5 degree target– with unforeseeable consequences for life on our planet.
We also have a concrete vision of what a climate-neutral Göttingen could look like and what improvements to the quality of life could result.
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