“Challenge” for more climate protection

Experiments for change are at the heart of the new #climatechallenge project, which aims to help people take a more active role in climate protection. The project will provide training for cities, municipalities, and educational institutions.
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Source: KAT
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The core of the project is a workshop format developed at HTWG Konstanz – University of Applied Sciences. It is designed to impart knowledge and at the same time motivate people to actively reduce CO2 emissions. With the #climatechallenge, the proven format is now being made accessible to additional target groups nationwide.

Climate protection in everyday life and structural transformation

The focus is on two challenges: In the so-called “Footprint Challenge,” the participants deal with individual CO2 savings in their private sphere. Building on this, they develop practical approaches to changing non-sustainable structures in society in the “Handprint Challenge” and implement them. The #climatechallenge as a whole thus combines effective climate protection in everyday life with structural transformation approaches.

The project is carried out by the Karlsruhe Transformation Center for Sustainability and Cultural Change (KAT), located at ITAS, together with the network partners Germanwatch e. V. and netzwerk n e. V.

“Train the trainer” approach

The project relies on a “train the trainer” approach. By means of training and supervision, multipliers are trained to use the format independently in their respective contexts and thus to spread it more widely.
KAT will work primarily with cities, communities, districts, and associations. It will also be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the overall project. (02.02.2023)

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