Climate change and renewable energies

The ongoing climate change places high demands on the creation of resilient economic and production systems. In addition to climate protection measures to mitigate climate change, adaptation measures to climate change are also required.

The production and use of renewable energies is not only an interesting prospect for agriculture. The expansion of a decentralised energy supply and the promotion of climate protection as well as adaptation to climate change can be central strategies for the sustainable development of rural areas.

Strategies and action plans form the basis for jointly supported goals and development processes. In addition to strategy development, we are active in the implementation and research of model projects in the field of bioenergy and bioeconomy.

Contact person at IfLS: Dr. Ulrich Gehrlein (gehrlein[at]ifls.de, 069/9726683-17)

Projects in the field

Research

Ad hoc study on ways to strengthen the climate protection aspect of agricultural support programmes in the scope of the evaluation of MEPL III (Rural Development Plan of Baden-Wuerttemberg 2014-2020)

The Baden-Wuerttemberg Integrated Energy and Climate Protection Concept (IEKK) is currently being revised. In the study commissioned by the Ministry for Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection Baden-Wuerttemberg, it is to be analysed how proposed...

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Strategies and measures for climate protection in agricultural land use in the context of the CAP

In a project financed by the Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, the Institute for Rural Development (IfLS) dealt with the question of how climate protection is addressed in Germany with measures of the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union...

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Integrated urban-rural concept for the production of activated carbon and energy sources from residual biomass – CoAct

Within the framework of the "CoAct" project, the realization of a plant for the conversion of residual biomass into activated carbon and fuels is being examined. In addition to the technical process, the economic and ecological effects and...

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National Natural Landscapes and renewable energies

Nature Parks and Biosphere Reserves as parts of the National Natural Landscapes (NNL) make up ca. 30% of the German territory. Changes in land use due to the expansion of renewable energies have to be weighed against protected natural resources, such...

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Information and knowledge dissemination

Land use conflicts renewable energy: Scenario-based environmental education on the spatial requirements of renewable energy using new media – LaNuKon

Within the framework of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the international community strives for economic progress and social justice within ecological boundaries. The SDGs consist of 17 equal goals, including "clean and affordable energy",...

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Concept

Preparation of a climate protection concept for the rural district Vogelsberg

In cooperation with the Institute for Housing and Environment (IWU) and „Infrastructure & Environment“ (IU) from Darmstadt, the Institute for Rural Development Research (IfLS) works out an integrated energy and climate protection concept (IEKK) for...

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Integrated climate protection concept for the Rheingau associations of communesfür den Zweckverband Rheingau

With a view to climate change observation, the tasks of climate protection and adaption are vital for safeguarding the future and constitute obvious challenges for all international, state and sub-state levels. In line with that, the German federal...

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Mittelhessen Bioenergy Region’ development concept

With the ‘Bio-energy Regions’ competition tendered in 2008, the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV) promotes networks which have developed innovative concepts. Within the framework of the two-tier competition...

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Coordination

Bioenergy Region Central Hesse – BERM 2.0

In the second programme period (2012-2015) funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, activities of the Bioenergy Regions from the first period were developed further and focused. Practical testing and realization of promoting...

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Network management for the ‘Mittelhessen Bio-energy Region’

In cooperation with the Mittelhessen Climate Protection and Energy Agency (Klimaschutz- und Energieagentur Mittelhessen – KEM) and the department for rural areas (ALR) of the Vogelsberg County, starting in June 2009 the IfLS contributes to the...

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Pilot project

Integrated urban-rural concept for the production of activated carbon and energy sources from residual biomass – CoAct

Within the framework of the "CoAct" project, the realization of a plant for the conversion of residual biomass into activated carbon and fuels is being examined. In addition to the technical process, the economic and ecological effects and...

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Bioenergy Region Central Hesse – BERM 2.0

In the second programme period (2012-2015) funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, activities of the Bioenergy Regions from the first period were developed further and focused. Practical testing and realization of promoting...

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Network management for the ‘Mittelhessen Bio-energy Region’

In cooperation with the Mittelhessen Climate Protection and Energy Agency (Klimaschutz- und Energieagentur Mittelhessen – KEM) and the department for rural areas (ALR) of the Vogelsberg County, starting in June 2009 the IfLS contributes to the...

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Events

Preparation of a climate protection concept for the rural district Vogelsberg

In cooperation with the Institute for Housing and Environment (IWU) and „Infrastructure & Environment“ (IU) from Darmstadt, the Institute for Rural Development Research (IfLS) works out an integrated energy and climate protection concept (IEKK) for...

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Integrated climate protection concept for the Rheingau associations of communesfür den Zweckverband Rheingau

With a view to climate change observation, the tasks of climate protection and adaption are vital for safeguarding the future and constitute obvious challenges for all international, state and sub-state levels. In line with that, the German federal...

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