„The more complex our plans become, the trickier they are to implement,” said Erich Kästner. The same goes for climate action: many people believe it is crucial and there are big plans to reach the necessary targets. However, when it comes to funding climate action, most see this as someone else’s problem.
That’s what sets the Deutsche Wohnen concept apart from many other plans, as everyone shares the cost of the necessary investment, without overburdening individual groups. Scientific assessment was required to ensure the concept actually worked – through a feasibility study by the German Economic Institute (IW).
Researchers at the institute recommend making Deutsche Wohnen’s approach a cornerstone of a cohesive concept for the entire housing sector. This overall concept would have to combine a range of additional measures in a sensible way and offer key players a reliable framework for investment.