From informal to institutional science-society-policy interactions: Introducing a climate advisory board in Frankfurt, Germany
- 1Scientists for Future Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany
- 2Goethe University Frankfurt, Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Theory of Atmospheric Dynamics and Climate, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
- 3Klimattac, Frankfurt, Germany
Climate change may be the most severe crisis humanity has faced to date. Both the social and natural sciences have well understood the causes and effects of climate change as well as the possible mitigation and adaptation measures. However, implementations of both mitigation and adaptation measures generally fall behind the goals defined by the Paris agreement.
With increasing political awareness and progressing federal climate protection legislation in Germany communal politics is facing the challenge of charting explicit paths to net carbon neutrality. Due to diverse social and geographic settings as well as different existing infrastructures solutions have to be tailored to the local conditions. Local climate advisory panels are a common and if well constructed an effective way to support the local administration in the necessary transformation.
Here we report on the successful efforts lead by the local group of the Scientists for Future in Frankfurt, Germany, to aid the city hall in establishing a communal climate advisory panel. Early stakeholder communication, broad alliances with local climate protection initiatives and the shared experience of the Scientists for Future network were key to successfully establish an institutionalized science-society-policy interface to permanently support local climate action activities.
How to cite: Voelker, G. S., Becherer, R., Junge, C., and Seifert, T.: From informal to institutional science-society-policy interactions: Introducing a climate advisory board in Frankfurt, Germany, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-9299, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu23-9299, 2023.