The aim of the Environment working group is to ensure that future generations inherit an environment in which they can enjoy a similar standard of living to our generation.
Throughout Europe, the Munich Metropolitan Region is regarded as a key player in environmental technology. To make even better use of its potential, the Environment working group seeks to reinforce its standing as an "environmental competence center". In the process, it aims to continue the region's economic development in harmony with nature, conserving natural resources to the greatest degree possible and further promoting the use of energy-efficient environmental technologies.
The specialized working groups Climate Protection and Countryside currently operate under the aegis of the Environment working group (see below).
Strategic and operational goals of the Environment working group
To bundle and further develop the region's environmental competencies in climate protection and energy efficiency, for example
To establish environmental technologies and the responsible use of resources as a topic that concerns all industries
To get the region recognized as a model of environmental competence
To promote regional value creation in harmony with nature
To encourage steps toward the energy transition, climate protection and climate adjustment that conserve the region's countryside
To safeguard the high quality of the region's natural environment (soil, water, air, flora and fauna)
To pursue sustainable urban development
To foster urban/rural partnerships
To promote the responsible use of energy and resources
To develop regional part concepts and implementation strategies
Environment working group: sponsors and contacts
The Environment working group is sponsored by the KUMAS Center of Competence in Environmental Affairs (KUMAS e.V.).
Who to contact
Phone: +49(0)821 - 450781 - 0
This specialized working group seeks to mobilize existing climate protection potential, connect the activities of local governments and companies while encouraging popular participation, and develop the Munich Metropolitan Region into a model of climate protection.
In 2010, an initial database survey was performed to inventory climate protection activities in the Munich Metropolitan Region. The aim was to highlight best-practice activities, identify synergies and launch cooperative ventures.
Since then, regular events organized by the specialized working group have been instrumental in fostering networking and knowledge sharing. Since 2011, the group has hosted the Symposium on Energy-Sustainable Communities at the Renexpo energy trade fair in Augsburg. Every year, this event addresses mayors and local government representatives from around the Munich Metropolitan Region, exploring and fueling discussion about what local communities can do to make their energy activities more sustainable.
Since 2012, the group has also organized regular Networking Meetings for Climate Protection Officers in the Munich Metropolitan Region. As in other regions, the challenge of protecting the climate confronts companies, communities and individual citizens alike with major new tasks. These tasks and the possibilities and opportunities to which they give rise are examined at the networking meetings, which are held at least once a year.
Sponsor and contact
This specialized working group is sponsored by the KUMAS Center of Competence in Environmental Affairs (KUMAS e.V.), represented by Managing Director Thomas Nieborowsky.
Who to contact:
Phone: +49 (0)821 - 450781 - 0
The Munich Metropolitan Region is blessed with a vast diversity of natural regions and the cultural landscapes that these have produced. This specialized working group is committed to the preservation of this varied array of traditional cultural landscapes.
The group set up the www.naturregion.eu website to provide an information base for its work. The website is designed to underscore the value and importance of these landscapes and their countryside as a soft location factor:
A detailed description of the natural regions in the Munich Metropolitan Region is provided at www.naturregion.eu.
Sponsor and contact
This specialized working group is sponsored by Prof. Schaller UmweltConsult GmbH, represented by Managing Director Dr. Johannes Gnädinger.
Who to contact
Dr. Johannes Gnädinger
Prof. Schaller UmweltConsult GmbH
Phone: +49 (0)89 / 360 40 - 320