• Hamburger Hochbahn expands low-emission fleet

    Thirty vehicles to be added in 2020 - tenders for hydrogen buses in preparation
  • University of Hamburg's study forecasts ice-free summer at North Pole

    An international study, co-ordinated by Prof. Dr. Dirk Notz from the Centre for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) at the University of Hamburg and involving 21 other institutes, has forecast several ice-free summers at the North Pole before 2050, according to a press release issued...

  • Otto to become climate neutral by 2030

    The Otto Group is aiming to become climate-neutral by 2030 at all its sites and in terms of transport and employee mobility as well as external computing centres and cloud services, a press release said Tuesday (February 18,2020). This comes after a recent announcement that the group is on course to...

  • Senate presents climate plan with measures for next ten years

    The senate presented Tuesday (December 3, 2019) its continued climate plan and a new climate protection law for achieving Hamburg’s climate goals. CO2 emissions are to be cut 55 per cent by 2030 and the city is to become climate neutral by 2050. To this end, individual CO2 reduction targets have...

  • HHLA to become climate neutral by 2040

    Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is increasing its efforts to protect the climate, conserve resources and make the entire group climate neutral by 2040, a press release said in early December. The already successfully implemented sustainability strategy will now be realised under the Balanced...

  • Senate passes ban on oil heating

    The senate agreed Tuesday (April 14, 2020) a ban on oil heating and air conditioning systems pending the approval of Hamburg’s parliament. Last December, the senate presented a ten-year climate plan and a new climate protection law to achieve Hamburg’s climate goals. The plan contains concrete...

  • Michael Braungart: revel in your ecological footprint!

    Germany will attain its global warming targets this year despite the various impacts of the corona crisis as the pandemic is apparently leading to a fall in CO₂ emissions. However, that’s no consolation to Michael Braungart, founder of the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency. “I fear we...

  • Routes to carbon neutrality and net zero emissions

    German emissions have already declined by 35.7 per cent over levels in 1990 and should come to at least 55 per cent in 2030. A glance at the provisional CO₂ net emissions shows movement in the right direction. In 2019, around 805 million tons of CO₂ were released some 54 million tons or 6.3 per cent...

  • Impact Hub Hamburg seeks partners for 24-hour Climathon

    The Impact Hub Hamburg is searching for partners to collaborate during Hamburg’s second 24-hour Climathon on November 13, 2020. Hamburg’s Impact HUB organises the Climathon, which is being funded by the Ministry for the Environment as part of the #moinzukunft campaign and targeting more climate...

  • Schwerin-based Airsense Analytics on the pursuit of invisible risks

    Airsense Analytics, a manufacturer of hazardous substance detectors, has made a name for itself worldwide in terms of safety. The company, based in Schwerin in the Hamburg Metropolitan region, supplies mobile technology that detects chemical threats or explosives before a disaster occurs. The...