Businesses and experts with an important role in realising a circular economy along the entire value chain of the buildings and automobile sectors


Representatives of expert ministries at federal level, members of the Bundestag with connections to the project topic, representatives from other political decision-making levels, municipalities and cities (e.g., EU Commission or state governments)


Multipliers and enablers from the financial sector, trade associations, think tanks and civil society organisations

Participating Organizations

Arup Deutschland GmbH

Circular Berlin

Circular Structural Design

CITYFÖRSTER, architecture + urbanism

Concular UG

Deutsche Wohnen SE


Industrieverband Feuerverzinken e.V.

INTERSEROH Dienstleistungs GmbH

Lanxess AG

Madaster Germany GmbH

Moringa GmbH

Partner und Partner Architekten

plastship GmbH


Triodos Bank

Brüninghoff GmbH & Co. KG

GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG

Solidbox GmbH

BioNaturResort GmbH

iPoint-systems gmbh

ZINQ GmbH & Co. KG

Woco Kronacher Kunststoffwerk GmbH


DJH, Landesverband Baden-Württemberg e.V.



Stiftung 2°

The 2° Foundation is an initiative of CEOs, managing directors and family entrepreneurs. Its aim is to call on policymakers to establish effective market-based frameworks for climate protection and to support the problem-solving expertise of German companies. The foundation is named after its most important goal: to limit average global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius. The foundation’s supporters are among the pioneers in their industry.



WWF Germany is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan foundation under civil law with legal capacity, based in Berlin (until 31.12.2009: Frankfurt a.M.). The organization was founded in 1963 and officially registered as a “Foundation for the Protection and Development of the Natural Environment” on March 23, 1973. WWF Germany is part of the WWF network operating in over 100 countries, consisting of national organizations and program offices. In accordance with the responsibility of all peoples for the protection of nature and the environment as an economic, social, scientific and cultural task, as proclaimed by the United Nations, WWF Germany has set itself the goal of promoting nature and environmental protection, science, education and training in the field of nature and the environment.


The Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy GmbH

The Wuppertal Institute was founded in 1991 by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia within the framework of the Science Centre North Rhine-Westphalia. It is run in the legal form of a non-profit limited liability company and receives basic funding from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is under the responsibility of the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Wuppertal Institute currently employs a staff of 226. The Wuppertal Institute works in an interdisciplinary and problem-solving way in the field of applied sustainability research. Its task is to act as an intermediary between science, business and politics.


German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and will run for three years. The units “Fundamental Issues of Climate Protection, Climate Monitoring, Climate Science” and “Fundamental Issues of Resource Efficiency” provide technical support for the project.