The climate protection planner is internet-based software by the municipal network association Climate Alliance to monitor municipal greenhouse gas emissions. Using the programme, municipalities can calculate their energy and greenhouse gas balances according to the BISKO methodology, a standardised balancing procedure throughout Germany. Input parameters include energy consumption in municipal properties, electricity and natural gas consumption by residents and businesses as well as vehicle density, among others. The federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia provides a free state licence for the climate protection planner for all NRW municipalities.
Greenhouse gas emissions play a decisive role in monitoring the respective defined climate protection measures at the municipal level. In addition to preparing balance sheets, the climate protection planner offers the option of tracking and measuring the progress of municipal climate protection activities.
The climate protection planner is managed by the regional agency NRW.Energy4Climate. The Climate Alliance association offers technical support and regular training.