The project “Klimaverbund Mittelstand” is intended to support medium-sized companies in their efforts to reduce GHG emissions through climate protection advice by so-called “Klimaprofis” in energy efficiency and resource management. A total of about 1,000 consultations are expected to save about 50,000 t of greenhouse gas emissions.
The study aims to identify the Scope 3 emissions of the companies and to address them through suitable recommendations for action. However, by analysing the upstream value chain, not only GHG emissions can be identified and reduced, but also climate-induced opportunities and risks can be recognised. Furthermore, a guideline for use by climate professionals is to be developed on the basis of the findings obtained, in order to enable a further analysis of emissions and the implementation of climate protection and savings measures.