Climate protection and climate adaptation
The importance of climate protection and climate adaptation will continue to grow - also for bifa. The year after bifa was founded, the "United Nations Conference on Environment and Development" took place in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. 154 states signed the Framework Convention on Climate Change. At the latest, climate change, which was initially mainly discussed scientifically, became a politically relevant issue. Since then, the pressure to act has been growing. Today, climate protection is a highly explosive issue.
At bifa, climate protection has always been an important part of life cycle assessment and the target of development work. From 2003 onwards, we carried out the first projects that focused on climate protection measures - among others in the areas of waste management, trade, commerce, services and industry. bifa has been involved in the development of municipal climate protection concepts and the climate protection effects of technical innovations. More recently, bifa's climate protection offering has been expanded to include the important module "Sustainable electricity and heat supply".
Unfortunately, societal action as a whole remained far too hesitant. It became increasingly clear that unavoidable consequences of climate change must be expected.
Climate adaptation: bifa as a pioneer
Climate adaptation, therefore also soon proved to be indispensable. bifa became a pioneer in research and consulting in this field. On behalf of the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, among others, we have prepared studies on how transport companies, the energy industry and tourism are affected by the consequences of climate change. We have supported municipalities in developing climate adaptation concepts and heat action plans. More recently, we have worked on climate adaptation projects in health resorts and spas, in rail transport and currently in a carpentry company.
The importance of climate protection and climate adaptation will continue to grow - also for bifa.
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Dr. Michael Schneider