In Hamburg’s Wandsbek borough, the Energy Improvement District (EID) Barmwisch-Bramfeld is closely interlinked with the development process of a municipal climate strategy. Embedding the EID in existing strategies and development plans on city-level increases commitment and is considered as one of several success factors as outlined in the Conceptual and Technical Guidance for Implementing Cooperative Energy Planning at the District Level. The Barmwisch-Bramfeld EID was included already in the conceptual design of the municipal climate strategy of Wandsbek district. At the same time, now integrated into a climate protection management system, the activities will be continued and transferred to comparable neighbourhoods with high energy efficiency potentials.

Just now, the municipal climate plan has been approved. The endeavour started in 2017 with an initial study to survey climate protection potentials and identify relevant climate actors. After a three-year process, the Integrated Climate Protection Concept for the Wandsbek District (IKK-W) has been finalised and adopted by the district assembly on 4 June 2020.

The IKK-W is embedded in the superordinate Hamburg Climate Plan, in which the City of Hamburg provides instructions for action and measures to achieve the city’s climate targets. The preparation of integrated climate protection concepts is an essential element and working basis for successful climate protection in the seven districts of Hamburg.

The core element of the IKK-W is a comprehensive catalogue of measures, which will form the working basis for the climate protection management system to be set up in the district administration. During the conceptional phase Wandsbek citizens, initiatives, associations and further actors have intensively participated in district conferences and various workshop formats, expressing their wishes and ideas and identifying important needs for improvement for the whole district in the sense of a good climate (“Gutes Klima “) in Wandsbek. Based on this information, it was possible to develop measures tailored to the district, which are assigned to five fields of action:

  • building energy
  • mobility
  • urban space
  • recycling, consumption and nutrition
  • communication & stakeholder participation

A digital version of the IKK-W is now available in the download section of the borough’s website (in German language only).