Focus: Adaptation, Mitigation
Sector(s): Adaptation / Resilience / Disaster risk reduction, Carbon reduction / Low-carbon transition

The North-Rhine Westphalia region was the first German state to set binding targets through a climate protection law. In addition, in order to support Germany’s Energiewende (transformation of the energy system), the state government established the KlimaExpo. NRW. The annual exhibition is both a showcase of and a laboratory for new ideas for the state. The initiatives focus on mitigation of and adaptation to climate change, along with sustainable development more generally. The exhibition brings together key stakeholders from within the state and beyond and helps the state to work towards its emissions reduction targets.

Name of government: State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Country: Germany
Population: 17.500.000 (2013)
Area: 34084 km²
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