Helmholtz Initiative Climate Adaptation and Mitigation (HI-CAM) Phase 2 - Cluster I: Net-Zero-2050

Research contributing to Germany’s carbon neutrality goal needs to be transferred into actionable projects. One result of the first phase was a “pilot roadmap”, called the Netto-Null-2050 Wegweiser. This publication pools together all research results from Net-Zero-2050 by presenting a framework for action including specific suggestions on which activities are required to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality in Germany. The central part of this framework is a catalog of 127 recommendations for action. To accelerate the implementation of the actions, the following two steps were identified as being necessary:

· A “reality-check” for a set of specific actions with experts and stakeholders; this includes canvassing the relevance and feasibility of the recommendations for action.
· Enhancing knowledge transfer through an implementation analysis of recommendations for action.

The project’s targets are based on bringing together the knowledge streams of the other two projects and combining them with the involvement of stakeholders. The performance of interactions with stakeholders is the key activity of the proposal. The findings will provide us with an implementation analysis and be the basis for setting up follow-up demonstration and pilot projects.

Project Duration
March 2023 to December 2024

Funded by
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (HGF)

Project Partners
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht - Climate Service Center Germany (HZG-GERICS)
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel (GEOMAR)
Umweltforschungszentrum Leipzig (UFZ)
Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institut für Energie- und Klimaforschung - Troposphäre (FZJ, IEK-8)
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Institut für Vernetzte Energiesysteme

Project Manager IEK-STE
Dr. Imke Rhoden

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Dr. Imke Rhoden
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Institute of Energy and Climate Research
Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE)
e-mail: i.rhoden@fz-juelich.de

Project Website

Last Modified: 29.06.2023