The participatory process to a low-carbon economy in the German state of NRW

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This article gives a short overview of the specific approach of the participatory development of the climate protection plan in the German state Northrhine-Westphalia. It will start by discussing the motivation for the specific setting; then it will highlight the methodological approach andwill briefly show the main results; additionally it will particularly reflect the added value of this complex process. Last but not least, the lessons learned by this process will be specified and discussed on whether and how they can be transferred.



M. Fischedick
DOI:  10.12910/EAI2015-016