Submitted by: co2online gemeinnützige GmbH
Implemented country: Germany
Title: Climate Seeks Protection campaign by Federal Ministry for the Environment
840 million tons of CO2 are emitted annually in Germany. One seventh of this total is attributed to private households for heating and electricity. The nonprofit consultancy co2online GmbH has committed itself to active reduction of CO2 emissions. Since July 2004 co2online has led the project funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, the campaign Climate Seeks Protection. Through dialog-oriented consultancy instruments the campaign shows that efficient energy utilization saves money, and so co2online motivates private households to actively participate in climate protection. By the end of February 2007 the consultancy instruments had provably avoided 2 million tons of CO2 emissions, which exceeds the goal of 1.8 million tons.