The "Green Deal" will raise the EU climate protection target to 55% CO2 reduction by 2030 compared to 1990. The buildings sector is expected to make a significant contribution and reduce its CO2 emissions disproportionately. CO2 emissions in the buildings sector will have to be reduced by 60% by 2030 compared to 2015. This means a significant tightening of the previous climate target: Germany will have to save an additional 17 million tonnes of CO2 in the buildings sector by 2030. The European Commission intends to achieve this with the help of the initiative for a "renovation wave", which aims to double the rate of renovation in the EU by 2030.

  • Is the EU Commission setting the right impulses with the "renovation wave"?
  • What are the requirements for the renovation wave to make the greatest possible contribution to more climate protection and economic recovery at the same time?
  • What other soft measures must follow in the next few years?

In a high-level roundtable discussion, the BDI exchanged views on these questions and further issues with representatives of the EU Parliament, the EU Commission and the Council Presidency.

The discussants were:

  • Lothar Fehn Krestas, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
  • Holger Lösch, Federation of German Industries (BDI)
  • Hans van Steen, European Commission
  • Pernille Weiss, Member of the European Parliament

The video of the event can be found here: