Climate Networks 2.0

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Enabling Social Innovations Through a Structural Establishment of Governance Processes

As part of the inter- and transdisciplinary collaborative research project ClimateNetworks 2.0, a "Platform for Engagement in Climate Protection" is to be established in Bielefeld. In order to make climate change mitigation possible, the platform aims to bring people from all spheres of society together to activate and support commitment, and to offer publicity to those who are engaged. The vision is turning climate change mitigation in Bielefeld into a big movement and tackle it as a collective task by each and everyone.

A concept as well as financing and support structures for the platform are to be developed in cooperation between science and practice so that the platform can be continued after the end of the project. In addition, the extent to which the platform can be transferred to other topics and places will be examined. All this will be accompanied by theory-based research. The guiding questions are: How do climate change mitigation networks develop? And: How do social innovations emerge?

With the ClimateNetworks 2.0 project, results and tools from the predecessor project ClimateNetworks will be further developed, implemented, sustained and transferred.


Project Information

  1. Client

    Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the framework of social-ecological research of FONA,Project sponsor: German Center for Aerospace DLR

  2. Cooperating partner 

    Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development, Dortmund/Aachen ILS, RWTH Aachen University - Chair for Technology and Organization and Chair of Planning Theory and Urban Development; City of Bielefeld, Environment Department; KlimaPakt Kreis Lippe, as well as various partners in the field (including the Bielefeld Nutrition Council).

  3. Project leaders at RWTH 
    Britta Rösener, Simone Neddermann

  4. Projekt timeframe
  5. Services provided by the chair 
    Management and processing of the work packages 1 (development of a platform for engagement using the example of the Food Council) and 3 (synthesis, implementation, continuity and transfer).
  6. Further information
    Detailed information can be found on the website zu finden.