Energy and Climate Protection in Everyday Life

More than half of the anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions in Germany are directly or indirectly influenced by private households. The decarbonisation of our carbon-based economy and society requires the transformation of infrastructures and production systems as well as far-reaching changes in consumption patterns, lifestyles, and everyday life practices. ISOE aims to support low carbon routines and behaviours by analysing different approaches, potentials, constraints, and limits for change. Housing as an energy-intensive need area constitutes a major focus here, as does the question of how behavioural change and social innovations can contribute towards a climate-friendly and sustainable transformation of the energy system.

  • Dissemination of low carbon practices
  • Low carbon housing
  • Energy use and social justice
  • Sustainable consumption