The project “Fair Energy Transition for All (FETA)” aims to achieve two ambitious and novel goals. To help to design policies that not only mitigate the serious effects of climate change, but also take into consideration the interests of those whose voices are generally not represented or heard in politics and policy-making. This is essential if we are to meet international greenhouse gas reductions targets while avoiding the entrenchment of social and economic inequality.
In 2021, a total of 90 Focus Groups in nine EU Member States (Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Romania) were carried out in this project (Phase 1). The Focus Groups comprised members of the public from economically vulnerable and/or socially disadvantaged groups that are expected to be negatively affected by the climate and energy transition. In stakeholder meetings, a mixture of stakeholders and expert groups from the public sector and academia derived concrete and workable policy recommendations from the input of the vulnerable groups (Phase 2). In a last step of the citizen involvement, the policy recommendations previously worked on by the stakeholders were reviewed and finalised by citizens of each country in a Fair Energy Forum (Phase 3).
This report presents the results of the FETA project implemented in Germany from 2021 to 2022 for each of the three implementation phases described beforehand.