Responsibility and self-interest: Social actors in climate transformation

Most people agree that achieving a climate-neutral future should be done in a way that is fair to everyone. However, there is no clear agreement on the best way to accomplish this. To find answers, the Berlin Governance Platform conducted a survey of 25 socio-political actors.

September 28, 2023

A demonstration - a child is sitting on the shoulders of a grown-uo person. It holds a ballon in its hands that looks like the earth but in blue.

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There is broad agreement that the path to a climate-neutral future must be shaped in a socially fair way. However, there is no consensus on exactly how this can best be done. There are also differing opinions on the role of the state and the market or the importance of technology.

The Berlin Governance Platform surveyed 25 socio-political actors - social associations, welfare organizations, trade unions, environmental organizations, churches and church organizations – on key topics: Where do they see their role in the climate debate? What experience have they gained from - sometimes unfamiliar - alliances and actions? The Allianz Foundation supported the project as part of the European Climate Hub.

The Berlin Governance Platform develops governance approaches on a communal and trans-national level in order to identify viable, common good-oriented solutions to urgent societal transformation challenges. It works on topics in the fields of democracy, urban development, migration, and climate & energy.

The report is available in German only.