Climate Protection Planner

A tool that does far more than emissions inventories

The Climate Protection Planner is Climate Alliance’s online tool that enables German cities, towns and regions to create energy and greenhouse gas emissions inventories according to a standardised methodology for use across Germany. The tool comes with comprehensive and up-to-date statistics, factors and other key figures, thus reducing data collection needs. Still, it is flexible enough to allow for the input of more precise local data should this be available. The benchmarking module within the tool employs both qualitative as well as quantitative aspects of climate action monitoring, helping municipalities to see how their progress compares to others.

Development of the Climate Protection Planner for German municipalities began in 2012. In 2014, a one year extension on work to develop the Climate Protection Planner was granted and Climate Alliance was approved as the official provider of the tool. The tool entered the market in early 2016 and is now available for use by all interested local authorities.

The Climate Protection Planner takes the place of ECORegion within Germany, becoming the tool of choice for communal climate action monitoring. Users transitioning from ECORegion will be able to easily import all stationary energy consumption data into the Climate Protection Planner.

Project funding period for pilot phase: May 2012 – April 2016 (extended)
via the German National Climate Protection Initiative (BMUB)

Want to learn more? Contact us at info(at) (in German)