IC 2.0 – this is the slogan under which PTB’s International Cooperation (IC) has been working since 2021 to make its project work more environmentally and climate-friendly. Inspired by the learning experiences of the Corona pandemic, this process is focussed on four fields of action: Reducing or optimizing the travels that PTB staff take, further developing digital formats for human capacity development, anchoring environmental and climate issues in International Cooperation projects and instruments, and taking environmental and climate aspects into account in procurement measures and events.
This process was accompanied during the last 18 months by the consultancy company Syspons which facilitated several internal exchange formats and conducted numerous interviews with other executing agencies, foundations, and project partners.
The results led to the Vision IC 2.0 of the International Cooperation group:
Digitalization opens new perspectives for our work and makes an important contribution to a more environmentally and climate-friendly International Cooperation. PTB combines virtual, hybrid, and face-to-face cooperation in an efficient, effective, environmentally friendly, and partner-oriented way. We implement our commitment to more sustainability at all levels of project delivery – from procurement to the project contents of our work.
Various measures are currently being implemented. These include the development of screencasts for digital tools, the creation of a guide to potential environmental risks in project plans, and the organization of an internal exchange format on environmental issues, which took place at the end of September 2023. We have also drawn up internal recommendations for sustainable events based on the Guidelines on Sustainable Event Organization of the Federal Government of Germany. At the same time, IC 2.0 is to be brought to the regions to a greater extent and discussed with the project partners and the experts there.
For direct suggestions and feedback, please contact the Head of International Cooperation, Dr. Marion Stoldt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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