In the annual report published today, IKEM looks back on a successful year: With 87 interdisciplinary research projects, more than 99 publications and around 60 presentations at professional conferences, IKEM was able to further expand its scientific work and make a concrete contribution to climate protection.
On 56 pages, the annual report 2022 presents the central research projects, events and publications of the past year. The topics were diverse and ranged from the potential of social innovations for the energy transition, to the practical implementation of multimodal mobility solutions and the legal framework for the use of green ammonia, to municipal heat planning.
The annual report focuses on the work of the 68 IKEM experts and the impact of IKEM. This has many facets, explains IKEM Managing Director Susan Wilms: “In 2022, for example, we published Klima und Recht for the first time. With the legal journal on climate law, we have been enriching the academic discourse ever since. Our proposals for the financial participation by municipalities in wind energy projects and our research for more efficient planning processes for rail projects are finding their way into the German government’s policies. And with formats such as the IKEM Academy, we are getting more and more people excited about climate protection.”
IKEM finances its research mainly from project funds. In 2022, the majority of these came from national and European funding programs (52.5 percent) as well as from public (25.7 percent) and private clients (16.9 percent). In addition, numerous donors and the Institute’s strategic partners supported the work of IKEM.
The 2022 Annual Report is now available online and can be downloaded as a PDF.