The Climate Action Task Force (CATF) was set up in May 2020 as part of the process of developing the joint climate protection agreement between TU Berlin and the State of Berlin. The CATF is a working group of the vice president for sustainability, internal communication, transfer, and transdisciplinarity and brings together the work undertaken at TU Berlin in the area of climate protection. Among its core tasks are the implementation, monitoring, and development of the measures contained in the climate protection agreement. The main units and actors involved in or responsible for different aspects of climate protection at the University are represented in the CATF. These include professors with particular expertise in relevant areas. The CATF meets every four weeks.
TU Berlin and the State of Berlin signed a joint climate protection agreement in September 2021. This was the result of a comprehensive participative process dating back to January 2019. By signing the agreement, TU Berlin has committed to reducing its direct and indirect CO2emissions by at least 25 percent by 2030. The agreement covers the following topics with the involvement of various academic chairs and research groups, administrative units, and students:
Measures include the expansion of photovoltaic installations, the development of a bicycle-friendly infrastructure, and the integration of sustainability-related content into all degree programs. The creation of a climate neutrality path, which is also included in the catalog of measures, will help ensure the implementation and further development of the climate protection agreement and pave the way for carbon neutrality. The agreement also includes a deadline for achieving carbon neutrality.
|Karola Bastini||Chair of Sustainability Accounting and Management Control|
|Nadine Battista||Advisor Campus Charlottenburg|
|Sophia Becker||Vice President for Sustainability, Internal Communication, Transfer, and Transdisciplinarity|
|Uta Gliem||Head of Executive Office|
|Christiane Lünskens||Personal assistant to the vice president for education, digitalization, and sustainability|
|Barbara Münch||Head of Energy Management|
|Jonathan Nestler||Head of Strategic Space Management|
|Jörg Romanski||TU Berlin environmental officer|
|Martina Schäfer||Scientists for Future|
|Finn Schweden||Fridays for Future TU Berlin|
|René Vonau||Department IV Building and Services Management|
|Gabriele Wendorf||Chair of the Council for Sustainable Development at TU Berlin|
|Michael Wilmes||Climate Change Center|