Everyone is talking about climate protection – and Leipzig is taking action! With its Energy and Climate Protection Programme 2030 (EKSP)
as a central instrument, Leipzig is well on its way to becoming climate-neutral by 2040. Based on ten success factors in seven areas of action, the city administration aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from 5.18 tonnes per capita in 2020 to 1.9 tonnes per capita in 2030. To achieve this, the city council is focusing on expanding the public transport and cycling networks, as well as renovating neighbourhoods to make them more energy-efficient.
The Saxon conference destination’s efforts to continuously expand its commitment to sustainability are reflected in a variety of ideas, initiatives and practical steps. Expanding renewable energy
such as solar and wind power is one example.
Furthermore, Leipzig supports local companies in implementing sustainable principles and takes environmental and social criteria into account when procuring goods and services.
As growth brings not only opportunities but also challenges, Leipzig is aligning its strategic goals with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs
. The aim is not only to manage the city’s growth in quantitative terms, but also to do so whilst preserving natural resources and ensuring sustainable development.Read more about Leipzig’s comprehensive sustainability strategy here
, which is based on renewable energy sources, sustainable mobility, sustainable business practices, social justice and cultural diversity.