Environmental and climate protection
Sustainable urban development
The State Capital Stuttgart is working towards the sustained development of the city based on the principle of "inner development before outer development". In Stuttgart, no less than 39 per cent of the land is taken up by protected landscapes and nature conservation areas. With forests and recreational areas accounting for 25 per cent of its area, Stuttgart is one of Germany's greenest metropolitan cities.
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Construction with sparing use of resources and environmentally compatible mobility
Stuttgart also aims to balance its energy consumption by making use of regenerative energy sources. Construction and renovation involving sparing use of resources, as well as the promotion of environmentally compatible mobility are key to successful environmental and climate protection. The State Capital provides support for the construction of energy-saving homes, takes proactive steps to reduce noise pollution and reduce particulate in the atmosphere, and is working to expand the cycle path network.
Use of renewable energy sources and reducing CO2 emissions
Stuttgart plays a proactive role in climate protection and noise abatement, and also in improving air quality. The State Capital is extending its use of renewable energies in a bid to secure a sustainable, affordable and environmentally compatible energy supply. CO2 emissions are being successively reduced, green spaces extended and brownfield sites renaturized. Stuttgart uses its own solid waste management enterprise to recycle raw materials and also generates energy from sewage.
A brochure entitled "For our environment" provides an excellent overview of Stuttgart's wide-ranging environmental and climate protection program. The brochure is available here as a download.
A topic which affects us all
Because environmental and climate protection are everyone's concern, Stuttgart lends its support to national and international projects, and actively shares its own extensive experience with other cities and communities.