Federal City of Bonn
Germany

Population: 313958
Area of jurisdiction: 141 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 20% by 2020 (1990) n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: 20% by 2020 (1990) n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2010 ):  192,100 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2010

Mitigation actions

Binding Obligation to set energy concepts in project-related master plans
Within the framework of project-specific development plans certain energy efficiency standards must be adhered to. With all major measures, energy concepts have to be developed and coordinated with the Centre for Climate of the city of Bonn. The requirements of the City of Bonn go far beyond the legal requirements. For example, newly constructed residential buildings must comply with the principle KfW Efficiency House 55 standard based on the Energy Saving Ordinance 2009. Start year  
Sector  
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Increased Energy Standard for new buildings on former municipal ground
When selling government owned land to private investors, the buyer must accept to implement stringent energy saving regulations and energy efficiency standards when building a new building. Start year  
Sector Residential
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Integrated climate protection and climate change adaptation concept
As part of the Master Plan 2011, a climate protection concept was developed to investigate the associated costs of a potential CO2 emission reduction of 40% by 2020 (compare to 1990 level). We analyzed also the transport sector. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Climate Action Programm 2007
The pupose of the document is to update mitigation activities of the city of Bonn from the angle of climate change management and certification tools from European Energy Award Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Sustainable procurement manual
The procurement manual covers the topics of sustainable procurement and the consideration of social standards and environmental criteria in the awarding of contracts. Laws, directives and decisions were taken in the procurement manual as a basis: - Consideration of social standards and environmental criteria in the awarding of contracts - Formaldehyde: RAL quality mark RAL-ZU 38 and TO-76 - Polyvinyl chloride: waiver - Wood: FSC Certification - Paper: recycled paper "Blauer Engel" - Consideration of the core labor standards of the International Labour Organization, in particular with regard to child labor Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Mobility plan for the city administration
Raise city staff awareness to mobility-conscious behavior; Reduction of vehicles in the central vehicle pool; Incentives for use of public transport; Increased purchase of electric vehicles Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Sustainable Energy Action Plan
Under the Covenant of Mayors, the city of Bonn prepared a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP)laying out all emission reduction projects and activities. Start year 2007
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Transformation CHP plant
Stadtwerke Bonn is the municipal energy and water supplier of City of Bonn. Originally a coal power plant, Heizkraftwerk Nord, had long been transformed into a gas plant. Between spring 2010 and summer 2013, now the former gas plant has been converted to a gas and steam turbine plant. The plants produce about 50 percent of Bonn’s power requirement. The reconstruction increased the generation of domestic electricity from 230.000 to 575.000 MWh. Moreover the principle of combined heat and power (CHP) is strengthened, thus the degree of efficiency is increased. The total efficiency will account more than 86 percent and the performance ratio of the thermal energy provided by the waste processing plant Bonn is increased by about 18 percent to 74 percent. This leads to an overall saving of 194.445 tons of CO2 emissions, which makes the Construction of the HKW Nord to one of the biggest climate protection project of the whole region. Start year 2007
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions