adelphi receives the German Sustainability Award "Company"
News publ. 24. Nov 2023
News publ. 29. Jul 2013
Baden-Württemberg’s economy already feels the impacts of climate change. But only a few enterprises have started to manage the risks in a structured manner. This is one of the key findings of an adelphi workshop staged in Stuttgart. The results of the workshop will be integrated in the Federal State’s climate change adaptation strategy.
The workshop on behalf of the Ministry of Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg, was targeted at representatives from seven key sectors of the economy. The 39 participants discussed how their sectors would be and already are affected by the impacts of climate change, leading e.g. to disruption in the logistical chain because of floods, or energy and water shortages during periods of extreme heat, but also about possible business opportunities. In a next step they identified measures to address these risks and developed recommendations for the Federal State’s adaptation strategy. Suggestions ranged from making locally specific climate projections available to creating an investment fund for adaptation solutions, or to a roadshow to raise small and medium enterprises’ awareness on risks and opportunities of a changing climate.
adelphi was responsible for the design, organisation and moderation of the event. The think tank will now compile a short report, which integrates the findings and recommendations of the workshop as well as the results of a parallel online survey. It will focus on how Baden-Württemberg’s economy will be affected by climate change and which actions should be taken.